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If I Could Change the World Spoken Word Workshop 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The American Friends Service Committee invites high school-aged youth interested in spoken word poetry who also want to speak out to help make our community and world better places to live to a day-long spoken word poetry workshop.

Youth will have the opportunity to create new poems, refine their writing, practice performance of their work and receive mentoring and constructive feedback from at least four spoken word poets and other youth.

The workshop is conducted in collaboration with The Writers Place and spoken word artists.

Move the Money Listening Project Report Release

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

We invite you to join us for the release of the Move the Money Listening Project Report and gain insights into community needs and how life could improve with priorities that invest in our future.

Join us to find out how we can work together to change budget priorities, reverse budget cutting, establish fair tax policy and help increase investments in our community!

Looking for Youth To Change the World 2015

The KC AFSC is beginning the new year with our If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project for high school - aged youth in the Kansas City area.

We are inviting youth groups and school classes to contact us to participate in this creative project, using the arts to engage youth on issues of war, peace, economic justice and hope for the future. 

MLK Community Forum “An Edifice Which Produces Beggars Needs Restructuring”

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

"We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967

 

Join us for a Community Forum

Breaking down barriers: An interview with youth activist Sophia Deibes

Sophia Deibes is the newest member of AFSC’s Palestine Youth Together for Change (PYTC) project. The 20-year old from Zababdeh village in the West Bank is a media and journalism student at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah. Her convictions about the need to bring Palestinians together across geographic and political boundaries are challenging to many of her peers, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing her views.

Invitation - Creative Youth Social Change Projects 2014-15

Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership

AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!

Youth Civic Engagement Projects - 2014-15

Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.

Reverse the Power Festival - Youth Speak Out Video

Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.

The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.

Youth Speak Out at Reverse the Power Festival

Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.

The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.

KC Summer Youth Social Change Institute

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 1:00pm - Friday, June 20, 2014 - 5:00pm

American Friends Service Committee

Social Change Institute

Helping YOUth Make a Difference

June 9-13 & June 16-20 - Weekdays

1:00 to 5:00pm

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