FLOW is an innovative out-of-school adaptation from the Chicago-based Mikva Challenge ‘Democracy in Action’ in-school curriculum. The program challenges youth to be active participants in political processes; learn civics through active engagement in democratic activities outside the classroom, with the belief that schools, neighborhoods and cities can be transformed by their insight and expertise.

FLOW Partners: Office of Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University; the Black Studies Department at Cleveland State University provides valuable space to facilitate meetings and exposes youth to the university setting; and the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio provides insight into current issues that await action.

FLOW Facilitators: Juan Goodwin of Hands Across Cleveland, LLC; Donnell Collins, Youth Advocate and Drug & Alcohol Prevention Specialist; Destinee Henton, Ohio Outreach Coordinator-Alliance for the Great Lakes; American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio; elected officials and others who value and wish to invest more in our youth.

FLOW Highlights include:

  • Youth Policy Making
  • Community Problem Solving
  • Soapbox Speech Competition & Book Publishing
  • Electoral Participation
  • Historical Youth Activism
  • Field Trips

For more info contact: Donté Gibbs, Youth Engagement Director at 216-658-1356

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