Leaders In Training

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Leaders In Training  is a youth organizing & social justice leadership program for high school-aged youth from neighborhoods directly impacted by high rates of violence and mass incarceration. Leaders In Training youth members work to shift the culture in Oakland from hopelessness and despair to a culture of peace and unity, while they organize for changes in public policy to create more safe and peaceful communities. Leaders In Training members have been involved in a number of local policy issues such as raising the Oakland minimum wage, defeating a proposed youth curfew policy, pushing to end the treatment of youth as adults in the criminal justice system, and helping pass Prop 57.  (Please see list of other campaigns below.)