Many of the Genesis issues affect youth. Because of this, youth involvement is crucial. Here are many ways in which youth have been involved and can get involved.
Summer 2021 Youth Interns
Summer 2021 marked the pilot of Genesis' high school youth internship program. We had three young women from Pleasanton and Dublin in the tri-valley. These students are compassionate and energetically engaged with a range of Genesis issues, principal among these being Genesis' work in disrupting the school to prison pipeline by advocating for the removal of SRO police officers from Pleasanton schools. Read below to learn more about Dunya, Megha, and Vaneesha!
MICAH Summer Youth Interns
Since the summer of 2016, Genesis has welcomed a MICAH youth intern. MICAH stands for Mulvaney Immersion Communities for Action and Humility and is an eight week program engaging students from Saint Mary's College of California and the University of San Diego. The MICAH fellows seek to immerse themselves in social justice work to create lasting social responsibility within themselves while examining the complexities as individuals, their communities, and their world. As Genesis interns, they bring their vision and passion to the issues Genesis cares for.
Genesis partnered with an upper division Spring 2018 course at Saint Mary’s College titled: Race in US Politics. This course calls upon its students to focus on the justice/citizenship model which fosters the social transformation of students into persons who are committed to rectifying political, economic and social problems. At the same time, this course cultivates strong participatory democratic instincts in student service-learners toward structural change. Students involved in these activities provide Genesis with a youth perspective on justice and structural racism. Their presence during small group discussions enable Genesis leaders to participate in intergenerational experiences.