Changeist’s mission is to build a community of diverse young people that utilize their personal agency to create a more just society. We do this by fostering young people's sociopolitical empowerment and growing their social capital, so that they may have the tools they need to make the world a better place.
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- LIVE ·2021 Grants Challenge
Changeist will pilot a model of mental health support that could be replicated by other out-of-school time organizations, that provides youth participants with easy access to a suite of high quality mental health services, free of charge. We are contracting a team of mental health professionals to support the learning of mentors and will be “on-call” for emergency and ongoing needs of youth, including counseling, mental health first aid training, and facilitated reflection for the community around impactful current events.
- CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge
We immerse young people in a 6-month civic action experience, exploring the social justice issues they care most about. Over the next year, we will bring on 15 AmeriCorps members to engage 300 youth across Los Angeles, giving them space on Saturdays to talk about and address our most pressing issues, creating pathways for them to design and nurture a more just society.