Please join Youth Passageways Flow Spiral!
Each of our partners is a gift to our community. We invite you to join with us, in whatever way is meaningful and accessible for you.
Please also consider supporting the current Youth Passageways Solidarity partners: Buffalo Visions, All Nations Gathering Center, Youth Justice Coalition & the Rites of Decolonization Podcast.
HERE IS WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL GO TO
Unless specified, gifts to Youth Passageways help to support the essential operations of the network. This includes unglamorous things like staff salaries, technology platforms we rely on every day like Zoom and Adobe, printed materials, and other basics that allow the network to function.
Right now, these costs allow Youth Passageways to:
~ continued tending of Youth Passageways’ active collaborations, like supporting Buffalo Visions Youth Camp on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and All Nations Gathering Center on Pine Ridge; partnering with researchers from three universities to conduct research on the importance of rites of passage for youth and community development, and publishing Rites & Responsibilities, a new book for young people on rites of passage into adulthood
~ launching Rites of Decolonization (a podcast by and for BIPOC members of our community)
~ Building more accessible tools of engagement for our partners
~ and more!
Youth Passageways is built around authentic relationships. We are growing as a network at the “speed of trust,” (thank you adrienne maree brown for this phrase). Forging trust is a slow, ongoing process, due to the disparities of access to resources, health, and safety among our network partners, and historical attempts to sow seeds of division among peoples with common interests. Your gift allows us to go at the right pace, rather than pushing too fast, at the expense of relationships.
One thing you can definitely count on from Youth Passageways is to share with you what comes of your investment. Is an act of trust to give resources, whether they are time, energy, or money, and it’s important that we all know what becomes of our contributions!
Please give today, and be part of the collective movement to support the resurgence of healthy passages for young people into mature adulthood.
PHILOSOPHY: HOW TO PRAY WITH MONEY
CAN WE SHIFT THE CULTURAL NARRATIVE AROUND MONEY?
Ensuring that each young person has access to healthy passageways into adulthood requires a well-funded movement, where there are resources to sustain innovative and traditional practices and programs that are meeting young people where they are at.
In order to grow this well-funded movement, one part of Youth Passageways’ work is being a part of the movement to shift the cultural narrative around money.
We are guided by these questions:
How can we, as a network, support each other right now?
How can we make use of this moment in human history to take our next steps as a community, network, and movement out of capitalism and toward economies of solidarity and reciprocity?
How can we be part of the broader transformation toward life-supporting systems of regeneration and repair?
A FEW STORIES OF YOUTH PASSAGEWAYS’ EVOLUTION WITH MONEY
Amid the great challenges the last two years have brought to all of us, the Youth Passageways network is growing more resilient; poised to build stronger and stronger systems of support for our partners and community. Our next steps are clear.
Please help us take these next steps! Your gift today supports:
- continued tending of Youth Passageways’ active collaborations, like supporting Buffalo Visions Youth Camp on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and All Nations Gathering Center on Pine Ridge; partnering with researchers from three universities to conduct research on the importance of rites of passage for youth and community development, and publishing Rites & Responsibilities, a new book for young people on rites of passage into adulthood
- launching Rites of Decolonization (a podcast by and for BIPOC members of our community)
- Building more accessible tools of engagement for our partners
- and more!
At Youth Passageways we are collectively taking a stand against systems which harm our young people and our communities. At the same time, we are actively building the webs of relationship, healing, and mutual care that will serve our peoples in the long run. Please join us!