A City Directed By Youth
Started by youth for youth, Youth in Action (YIA) gives a powerful voice to youth in Providence. By combining leadership training and skill building with social change, Youth in Action has built a strong community of young leaders equipped with the tools to create the community they envision. As evident in the Students Constructing Classrooms program, where students work with future teachers at Roger William University, youth are empowered to make the educational systems intended for them more responsive to their needs.
Maiyah Gamble Rivers, YIA alumna, and Wila Matos, a MET high school student currently on YIA's board, describe the power of belonging to the YIA community.
Music Credit: "Fives" by Podington Bear