Ways You Can Engage

Youth Rise Texas
Providing emergency cash assistance to Youth Rise Texas members and their families in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Youth Rise Texas
Youth are rising up in unprecedented numbers. Help us mobilize 5,000 first-time voters in 2020 & add fuel to their fire.
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Youth Rise Texas
A (virtual) evening of hope, music, dancing, and conversation that explores the power of youth voices through art and activism.
Thu, May 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Raising $3141 for Youth Rise Texas instead of spending our stimulus checks on delicious fancy drinks and Lyft rides home!
Fri, May 08, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Youth Rise Texas
The holidays are here! Hit the rink to celebrate & raise funds for youth power in 2020.
Mon, December 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth are rising up in unprecedented numbers. Come kick it with us at Midtown Live and help us mobilize 5,000 first-time voters in 2020 to add some fuel to their fire.
Wed, October 09, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Youth Rise Texas
Don't get Debo mad! Pack your lunch and sign up to sustain us in 2020.

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
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