Our leadership development programs build the capacity of our high school members to understand how their physical, emotional, and mental well-being is influenced by political, social, cultural, and economic factors. While each program fosters the development of positive self-image, feminist principles and supportive female alliances, as each member graduates from and moves into the next program they receive advanced leadership and community organizing skills so that they are equipped with the necessary tools and skills to identify and impact positive change in their communities.
KGA Leadership Programs
Young Womyn's Empowerment Program (YWEP)
All members participate in our Young Womyn's Empowerment Program in their first year in KGA. In YWEP, young women are given the space to learn about and explore their individual and community identities. In YWEP we foster positive self-image, health, well-being, and sisterhood in addition to developing members leadership and critical thinking skills through political education trainings.
For more information contact Justine at email@example.com
Youth Organizing Long Beach (YOLB)
YOLB is made up of our youth organizers who have graduated from YWEP. In YOLB, members particpate in advanced political education trainings, skills-building trainings, and develop their community organizing skills so that they can develp and lead committee work and campaigns. For more information contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or
or Sophya at email@example.com
Young Men's Empowerment Program (YMEP)
Throughout KGA’s herstory, our members’ brothers, partners and peers played a role supporting KGA’s campaigns and voicing issues impacting Southeast Asian young men. In 2011 KGA began our young men’s program to include them in our fight for race, class and gender justice. In YMEP members engage in training and discussion on masculinity, sexism, gender roles, homophobia and struggles growing up in Long Beach. For more information contact Seng at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Organizing Institute (SOI)
KGA's Summer Organizing Institute is an intensive, co-ed 6-week training program to develop our members' organizing skills and take action in their community. In SOI members get trained on community organizing, political education, build their skills to organizing their community to fight oppression.