Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists
Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists is a tool for young people who want to use their voices to create change in their schools and communities, outlining activism strategies and offering tips on how to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
You will find out, step-by-step, how you and your peers can create and mobilize a student-led movement, detailing how to develop an action plan, utilize research, build a coalition, strategically work with media, and more.
There are many different ways to be a teen activist, and Stand Up/Speak Up: A Guide for Youth Activists will explore the experiences of high school students from across Tennessee who used a variety of strategies to mobilize, educate, and empower their communities. They made their communities better through hard work, creativity and coordination, and you can too.
For information on specific policies in your school, refer to your student handbook. For information on permit requirements and procedures when organizing community events, check with the office of your mayor, county clerk, or police department. This guide is designed to serve as a reference and is not meant to provide legal advice.
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