The Black Youth Leadership Project, Inc. presents a free week-long Virtual Social Justice Bootcamp August 3-7.

The virtual bootcamp will immerse students in social justice issues and specifically encourage them to use their voice to self advocate. We want to provide students with an opportunity to learn in a safe encouraging environment that centers their specific experiences. Through informative and interactive workshops, culminating in a group project, students will improve their critical thinking and communication skills, and learn to work together as they study the social justice movement to reform the criminal justice system.

As a part of the Virtual Bootcamp, students will also explore the use of social media in advocacy, and analyze the ways in which social media can be used to affect social and political change. In addition, students will have an opportunity throughout the week to discuss other societal conditions that affect their respective communities and the broader Black community in California and the nation.

Participants will work as teams to successfully plan and execute a group presentation that will stream live on Facebook and YouTube. Students will develop the skills to effectively plan and disseminate their messages to their community. Each day, time will be allotted for participants to delve into the issues they are most passionate about as our volunteers guide them in preparation. Each group will be responsible for developing a strategy, and a communications plan for a successful LIVE Broadcast.

Students must commit to attending scheduled sessions for all five days, with no exceptions. Enrollment is open to young people nationwide. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 20. Students will be notified by Monday, July 27, 2020 if they have been selected to attend. To apply, visit