Apply for the 2021 Roses Youth Council

Submit your application here by January 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

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 13-18 to grow in their leadership and continue to make lasting impacts on our movement for gender justice and liberation.

The Roses Youth Council is a year-long youth program with a series of skill-building workshops and creative project opportunities for council members.

All council members are eligible for a quarterly $300 educational award each quarter.

Our team welcomes all young, transgender girls and non-binary fems of color activists from ages 13-18 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]

Application link here.

Mulani Jackson

Roses Initiative Fellow

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