La Colaborativa’s Youth Riot is a group of young people organizing across the state to enhance their community. Most recently, they facilitated the games and art activities at our Youth Vaccine Events and hosted a Youth Summit to discuss anti-black racism in Chelsea public schools and healthy relationships.
The passionate group organizes in two ways:
1) They organize and educate among their peers and other youth from Chelsea and beyond. In fact, they organized a rally in February that brought together youth from across the commonwealth.
b) They participate actively in decision-making and political spaces like city council meetings, meetings with elected officials to discuss their legislative demands, testifying at the Board of Education, press conferences and more.
At their most recent Youth Summit, they created a petition demanding that their schools incorporate the topics of consent and healthy relationships into their health class curriculum, and that their schools remove Student Resource Officers from the school buildings.
We’re so proud of Youth Riot. They’re currently working on a campaign around all-resident voting and they plan to take a film on the topic to a city council meeting later this month. Your support helps us support this talented group as they make change in the community.