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