Give Us The Floor provides a safe space for teens like US to speak out about the challenges you face. We’re given the floor to discuss our struggles and experiences through discussion groups or through creative projects that WE choose.
We have: made YouTube videos, written blog posts, and created social media posts to spread awareness and support each other. The adults involved support our projects by giving us the resources and trainings needed to develop our ideas and skills.
Teens like us earn community service hours for work done that specifically supports our peers. We can put on an event or fundraiser that spreads awareness about a teen challenge, volunteer at a Give Us The Floor teen-led event, attend the one-day training to become a trained discussion leader and then start a group with our peers to discuss a challenge that we choose, and meet once a week for 6 weeks.
If in the Bay Area:
If NOT in the Bay Area:
You have to be between the ages of 13-19.
Yes, if you’re 18 or 19. If you’re 20-22 we make exceptions if you want to write a blog post that teens could benefit from, or if you want to help a group of teens in an area that you have experience in such as leading discussion groups, filming, editing, or blogging.
Yes! We’re always happy to have help from adults who are supportive of teens and believe in giving teens the floor to express themselves. Please email our Project Coordinator for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
No! If you’re a teenager, join us!! We want to be a national community and just happened to start in the San Francisco Bay Area.
They attend online meetings (Google Hangouts) at least three times per month. Get involved by clicking here.
We choose them, and it’s best to choose something that fits with our interests, experience and schedule. For example, if we want to take on a role like social media manager but don’t have any experience or training, that’s okay. The adult team and other teen members are here to give you the support you need. Trainings and workshops with professionals are available for the most involved members.
We do! As teens, we choose what challenges we want to address in creative ways that fit our interests.
We agree on a deadline with the team. Whether those goals are big (put on a teen-led event with other members), or smaller (write a blog post) - that’s up to us.
Every school has different requirements for starting a club, The adult team is here to help you if you want to start one. Email our Project Coordinator Kara Wilson and she’ll help you get started: email@example.com
Once per month on the weekends. If you’re in the Bay Area we hope you can come, but if you live somewhere else you can join us online for Google Hangouts instead.
There are online meetings three times each week on Mondays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am Pacific Time. We only have to pick 2 of those to attend each month if we’re in the Bay Area. We pick 3 to attend each month if we live somewhere else. Give Us The Floor offers a lot of them since we know teens are busy.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email one of our teen ambassadors: email@example.com
You can email our Project Coordinator, Kara Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org