YIA partners with Providence Public Schools to address issues of equity and access in the school system. With Schools in Action, we bring the YIA experience to the classroom- a curriculum rooted in identity, youth voice, and social change.
Through this programming youth develop a sense of self-rooted wisdom, ethics and empathy; advocate for positive change; dismantle systems of oppression; and build leadership skills with a lens on social justice.
Newcomer High School
Bilingual English/Spanish sessions on identity and identifying personal and community resources for recent arrivals of Rhode island.
Central High School
Youth designed and facilitated school-wide professional development for teachers and administrators on how to engage with each other in the classroom to create more meaningful relationships and collaborative learning opportunities.