Heading to March for our Lives in Washington DC

GYV 2017 Alum Diyaa,  developed It’s Your Time! Youth Training Program, a two-hour program aimed at getting high schoolers, ages 14-18, involved in their communities. She is committed to helping young people, such as herself, become active citizens and helping their communities to thrive. She thinks that it is essential for teens to live their values and beliefs in their daily life. Her project was a perfect way for her to create a lasing, impactful initiate to train and inspire teens along these lines. She met Sam Rasoul (Virginia House of Delegates, 11th district), who runs the Impact Center (IC) in Roanoke ((https://www.theimpact.center/, https://www.facebook.com/TheImpactCenterVA/). They have been training adults to take action in communities across Virginia. They had wanted to develop a youth initiative for a while and agreed to collaborate with Diyaa on this project. Working with them was a great opportunity for her to take her passion and amplify it through the IC’s resources and network. While developing this training, Diyaa met with Sam Rasoul multiple times and attended one of his adult trainings in Northern Virginia. After developing the training materials, she organized and executed a pilot test on August 25th, which nine teens attended. She gathered feedback and worked to revise the training. The long-term plan is to give the training to the Impact Center who will use it give trainings to teens across Virginia. The training is open source. 




Check out the resources. 

Resources Booklet

Trainer Guide

It’s Your Time! Youth Training Program