Youth Catalysts Liberatory Leadership

Liberatory leadership engenders communities that are accountable, responsive and adaptive, and seek to create a more just and equitable future.

Liberatory leadership means owning and using your power to practice radical service by dismantling systems of oppression and cultivating humanizing spaces. Youth Catalyst Liberatory Leaders participate in experiential workshop sessions focused on the core competencies of student agency: identity, freedom, liberatory leadership skills, and critical consciousness anchored in a restorative space. 

Students will emerge from the workshops prepared to lead within their spheres of peer influence and catalyze change across the school community.We walk with you to engage your students’ unique perspectives, talents, and gifts as members of a Youth Catalyst Student Equity Council. Students will hone their leadership skills, embolden their voice to influence decision-making, become more seasoned advocates for fairness and justice, and deepen and broaden their spheres of influence to lead the work.

Youth Catalysts Liberatory Leadership is designed to support students in:

YCLL workshop content is aligned with Social Justice, Ethnic Studies, and Youth Development and Leadership standards. In addition, the workshops provide an equity-focused learning environment in which students have the opportunity to develop and practice California’s Transformative SEL Competencies and earn the California State Seal of Civic Engagement

The Student Equity Councils serve as a vital partner to the implementation of culturally responsive systems of support, providing, among other things

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