Ways You Can Engage

Get on the Van! Youth Rise Texas’ Annual Back-to-School Campaign
Fall is here and we're putting the pedal to the metal on our annual grassroots fundraiser. Jump aboard and help us reach our goal of $30,000 to purchase a Youth Rise Texas van!
$8,784 29 % of goal
29% Complete
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#ArtsForward Annual Showcase
An evening featuring the the final works of Youth Rise Texas' 2018/2019 youth artists and movement-makers
Sun, April 28, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Treasure City Thrift Shopping Night
Join YRTX in a Night of Shopping At Treasure City Thrift!
Thu, March 07, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Support Youth Rise
Youth Rise Texas is dedicated to uplifting the voices of young people harmed by criminalization and deportation so that they may heal, take action, and cultivate communities.
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Volunteer Opportunities

#ArtsForward Volunteers (2019)
We're looking for volunteers to help with with set up, logistics, registration, and break-down on the day of our event. All volunteers are entitled to 1 free ticket, a $25 value!
Volunteer Sign Up Page
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About Youth Rise Texas


While issues of mass incarceration and immigration have risen to national priorities in recent years, rarely do our law makers, the media, and the general public consider the outcomes, experiences, and stories of the children of those who are incarcerated, detained, or deported.  


Youth Rise Texas is one of the only organizations in the country teaching teens how to challenge systems of incarceration and the criminalization of migration through youth organizing, healing practices, arts and cultural production. In three years we have tripled the number of youth we serve, built year-round programming and have joined with allies and community partners to win victories for youth, formerly incarcerated people, and immigrants in our Austin, TX community.


Youth Rise Texas has three goals:

  1. Cultivate directly-impacted youth as long-term leaders for justice by facilitating creative change work around criminalization and deportation
  2. Change public opinion about target issues and win local campaigns to make Texas a safer place for all families
  3. Facilitate space for community-building and transformational healing


We reach these goals through our #StayWoke summer program and our two school year offerings, the Mentored Youth Fellowship Program, and the Youth Organizing Institute. All programs provide paid and volunteer leadership and learning opportunities for young adults harmed by criminalization and deportation. It is through the support from community members like you that we are able to reach so many young leaders. Thank you!




Youth Rise Texas Kandace Vallejo info@youthrisetx.org Austin, TX 512-843-2319 http://www.youthrisetx.org
Non-Profit Donations Tax Deductible