Youth Justice Training: Boston

2013 Youth Justice Training participants and leaders. View the 2013 slideshow on Flickr.
Sister Linda leads the youth group on a walking tour of the South End and Dudley Square neighborhoods during the 2012 Youth Justice Training. View the 2012 slideshow on Flickr.
2012 Youth Justice Training participants working at the food pantry at Haley House, Boston. View the 2012 slideshow on Flickr.

Don’t just learn about justice — do justice!

This two-week training for high school youth offers interactive social justice education and meaningful work with local organizations engaged in an array of local and national justice issues. In a program grounded in UU values and practices, participants will learn about systems of privilege and oppression, participate in hands-on internships, and join with organizations in promoting workers’ rights.

The program will be grounded in trainings with Boston Mobilization, a UUCSJ partner, focusing on giving a foundational understanding of systems of oppression and resources for resistance and change.

Youth who attended high school (grades 9–12) during the previous school year are invited to apply.


In summer 2014, this program ran from July 19–August 1, 2014. Please check back for information about summer 2015.

Accommodations and Supervision

Participants will stay in Andover Newton Theological School’s spacious single dormitories with shared bathrooms, access to common rooms, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a communal kitchen. Located in Newton Centre, on the MBTA Green Line, youth will have easy access to their program and internships. Fans and basic furnishings will be provided. Participants are asked to provide their own linens. For more information, visit

The Boston Youth Justice Training is an active, urban program. Participants will be supervised by adult staff overnight and during the day for the duration of the program. They will be provided thorough orientation to the city and will be supported by staff to take public transportation in groups to their internship sites.


Boston Mobilization has been empowering grassroots peace and social justice movements since 1977. The Sub/Urban Justice program develops youth leaders and supports teen-led social justice education and community organizing in Boston and the area suburbs through school-year and summer teen programs. Boston Mobilization is excited to be partnering with UUCSJ to offer interactive, experiential social justice education during this year’s Youth Justice Training in Boston.


Help us spread the word! You can download a flyer with our general youth program information here.

Watch this great video that highlights participants’ reflections from last year’s youth justice training in Boston.

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