The name more or less explains it all. The Portland Youth Alliance (tentative name!) will be <b>a union-style organization that works to gain young people more power in school and community decisions</b>. We want the Alliance to be the beginning of a youth empowerment movement in Portland. We believe young people have the <b>right</b> to influence the direction of their schools and community, and through the <b>power-in-numbers</b> of the Alliance, we'll make sure that right is recognized and respected.
We're taking a page from the <a href=" http://www.phillystudentunion.org/main.html">Philadelphia Student Union</a>. Check them out, and imagine the possibilities for Portland...
<b>Our first planning meeting is next Monday -- EVERYONE'S WELCOME!</b>
Monday, July 3, 2006
11:00 am -- 12:30 pm
Common Grounds Coffee House (just west of SE Hawthorne/44th)
Bus 14 stops right in front, and lines 15 and 75 stop within a few blocks. <a href=" http://trimet.org/">Check out Trimet for more info!</a>
<b>As always, you can contact us at:</b>
<i>The Alliance is a project of the Intercom Project. Intercom is interested in cultivating a long-term youth empowerment movement in Portland, and this Alliance is just the first (HUGE) step.</i>