Apply for the 2021 Roses Youth Council

Applications are open on a rolling basis.

Are you a trans girl of color who is sparking change around your community and want to connect with other leading girls nationwide? Do you want to boost your organizing, research, and leadership skills and build movement experience with other young activists? Do you want to share your own story and support other trans youth in sharing theirs?

The Roses Initiative is a trans youth leadership program supported by GSA Network and Transgender Law Center via Gender Justice Leadership Programs. The initiative centers the expertise and leadership of trans girls of color who are organizing toward a future free from the violence trans women and girls of color face for living as their authentic selves.

The (inaugural! or first-ever!) 2021 Roses Youth Council will work together as a team to strengthen organizing and leadership skills while holding important conversations about the experiences and demands of our community. This is a great way for trans girls between the ages of 14-18 to grow in their leadership and continue to make lasting impacts on our movement for gender justice and liberation.

Applications for the Roses Youth Council are on a rolling-basis this year, so if you are interested, apply today and join the team.

All council members are eligible for a quarterly $300 educational award each quarter. This means that council members can receive up to $300 every three months you’re involved.

Our team welcomes all young, transgender girls and non-binary fems of color activists from ages 14-18 to apply for open council positions. Council members should expect 5-8 hours of programming each month, including workshops, council meetings, and other programming events.

If you would like to know more about our work with past National Trans Youth Councils (from our TRUTH program), visit our leadership page and follow our program’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook via @ourtranstruth!

We are excited to welcome in a new cohort of young and powerful trans girls of color! Questions should be emailed to [email protected].

Mulani Jackson

Roses Initiative Fellow