No Boundaries Youth Organizers

No Boundaries Youth Organizers (NbYO)

NbYO Mission & Programs

No Boundaries Youth Organizers (NbYO), is a leadership program focused on providing community organizing, professional, and life skills to youth ages 13 to 19, with a connection to 21217.

As a parent organization, No Boundaries Coalition seeks to provide a space that is youth-centered with adult support and gives young people the tools to lead while giving them the opportunity to explore careers, their community, and secondary education.

• Our school year session is October–May, Monday through Thursday between 4pm to 7pm and first and third Saturdays.

• We offer a six-week summer program through Youth Works.

• Workshops and additional activities are offered for youth throughout the summer.

• Check our events section for up-to-date information.

Youth Issues Assembly 2022

At the Issues Assembly we will come together to create a game plan to declare issues that we, as youth, face in Baltimore City. This is a day long conference organized by Youth for Youth! We are assembling in hopes to be heard. The issues presented are relevant to the lived experiences of Baltimore Youth.

What to Expect

Workshops, Presentations + Panel Discussions

Global Black History with The African Diaspora

This presentation is an introduction to the African Diaspora and global Black History. Presenter Moriah Ray will begin with defining “historical erasure” in order to get participants to better interrogate their current understandings of Black History. Next, participants will define the concept of the African Diaspora through our premiere African Diaspora map and the “Faces of The Diaspora” activity. Participants will be able to explore three major historical events to further their understanding of global African history and how it has been intentionally neglected. The case studies used to unpack historical erasure will be The Haitian Revolution and Marronage/ Enslaved Resistance.

Civic Education with Truth2Power

Lydell Hills from Truth to Power will facilitate a workshop to equip young community leaders with tools to strengthen their organizing. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to draft messages to their local representatives and prepare collective strategies to ignite change.

Youth Issue Presentations + Resources

Police Accountability 

Sustainability 

Youth Opportunity + Entrepreneurship

Mental Health

Covid-19 Vaccine Facts + Access for Youth & Families

Youth Mentor Programs

Youth Issue Presentations + Resources

Police Accountability 

Sustainability 

Youth Opportunity + Entrepreneurship

Mental Health

Covid-19 Vaccine Facts + Access for Youth & Families

Youth Mentor Programs

FAQ’s

Who should attend the Youth Issues Assembly?

Anyone interested in the betterment of Baltimore and its youth. We are inviting those looking for a positive outlet to exercise your voice and to be heard. This is a safe space to talk with like minded individuals with a common interest. We encourage youth 8th Grade through College and young professionals to register.

Why is this event important? What are the benefits of attending this event?

This event is a great opportunity for anyone to voice their concerns and opinions about the direction of policies impacting the lives of Baltimore’s youth.

Will food and beverages be provided?

Yes, refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Guests must pre-register to receive access to refreshments and meals.  

Are there any volunteer opportunities?

Yes, we are currently asking for everyone to volunteer their time to spreading the word. Please share our flyers and links via email, blast text, and social media.

Yes, we are looking for adult volunteers ages 21+ to serve as event support. If you are interested please email [email protected] 

How many friends can I bring and/or invite?

This is a ticketed event and all attendees must pre-register. Please encourage your friends to pre-register. Feel free to invite anyone interested in seeing a better Baltimore.

Where do I purchase my ticket? Is this a free event?

This event is free. In order to purchase a ticket, use the registration link provided at the top of this web page or click here.

Could this be a networking opportunity?

Absolutely, we encourage you to bring information about any projects, business, or issues you are organizing around. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with over 50 like minded individuals. Interested in hosting an informational table? Email, [email protected] 

If your looking to sponsor, partner and/or present please email [email protected]

Have questions that are not listed here? Contact us at [email protected]

In Partnership With

Augusta Fells Savage High School

Coppin Academy High School

Youth As Resources

Voices of 21217

For more information contact Shaleece Williams, Director of Youth Programming at [email protected]noboundariescoalition.com

Join NbYo

Youth Organizers are given the opportunity to explore and experience careers centered around social justice through field trips, mentorship, and training workshops. Youth learn the basics of community organizing, master soft skills and earn service learning hours by designing and executing projects including the Youth Issues Assembly.

Become a Mentor

Participants are matched with mentors who are equipped with experience and resources to assist youth with education endeavors and professional development. Youth meet with their mentors throughout the month to provide job shadowing, project planning, and case-by-case support to meet the individual needs of each participant.

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Past Events

Shaleece Williams, Director of Youth Programming
[email protected]

Kathleen Jones, Youth Program Coordinator
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