Word on the Street /La Voz de les Jóvenes focuses on the leadership and creativity of teens of color through the production of bilingual mixed media art depicting youth culture. We are looking for young people who are passionate about their community so they can share their perspectives through art and self-expression. In the process, you will develop as leaders, show your own creativity, and work to break down barriers in people’s lives.

About our program

  • This is a paid program for youth of color.
  • Squad members will participate in a summer retreat (an overnight trip) and the intensive summer institute.
  • During the school semester, Squad meetings are held Tuesday through Friday and Squad members must attend 1 meeting per week to be part of the program, and the third Saturday of each month.
  • Squad members are paid based on the number of meetings they attend and their level of participation in those meetings.
  • The Squad spends time together where we socialize, eat, work on different art projects, and explore different fun activities outside of our meetings.
  • We use a mobile application (App) called Workplace to communicate about upcoming events and meetings, and we hope that everyone is responsible for their own attendance.

Your Contact Information

Parent/Guardian Information


Please list references you would like us to contact in consideration of this application. This could include teachers, coaches, friends, or others who know you and your work ethic. Include name, phone number/email and how this person knows you.

Personal Details

What excites you? What subjects easily engage you?
What things do you do well or have experience in?
What is your personality like? How would people describe you?
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Please respond to the following prompts in writing, artwork (with photos and a description), or in a video. Let us know what interests you about working with this group: Question 1: What inspires you to be a part of Word on the Street ? Question 2 (answer one): How would you use your skills to inspire change in your community? Or, what is a change you would like to see in your community?