Facilitating with Y-WE
Thank you for your interest in facilitating with Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)! Y-WE works with part-time contracted facilitators and teaching artists to offer specialized content and experiences to the Y-WE community that center BIPOC girls* and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. Facilitators design and facilitate curriculum that builds communities of belonging and empowers youth to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers.
Opportunities vary in length and frequency, ranging from one-time workshops, to week-long summer camps, to ongoing school-year programs. There are also occasional opportunities to facilitate adult-centered programs for program alum, families, and more.
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive
How to Become a Y-WE Facilitator
When a facilitation opportunity comes up, Y-WE reaches out individually to folks within a pool of facilitators whose skills and experience match the need. To join that pool, please fill out this application. The form will ask for a copy of your resume (or other media that tells your story), references, and info about your interests and experience. Y-WE will keep your materials on file for three years, and reach out to you with details if a facilitation opportunity comes up for which we think you might be a good fit.
Please note that the form must be completed in a single session- you will not be able to save it mid-way through.
Pay is specific to each contract and factors in experience. Pay includes planning time, post-program tasks, and facilitator meetings for folks with long-term contracts. The range for a one-time, two-hour workshop begins at $150. The range for a 9-month school-year contract begins at $9,000. Y-WE is not able to offer contract facilitators health insurance or other benefits.
Y-WE Looks for Facilitators Who…
- Reflect the diverse communities and identities of the youth we serve
- Are experienced at creating a community of belonging
- Center youth voices and experiences
- Hold expertise in what they are facilitating (which doesn’t necessarily mean a degree, but should include substantial experience)
- Have an understanding of equity and social justice frameworks and orient their facilitation towards liberation
- Utilize tools of creative facilitation
- Deeply enjoy working with youth