Wyman’s mission is to empower teens from disadvantaged circumstances to live successful lives and build strong communities. Our programs are crucial to supporting teens today, yet we must also address the root causes of why our programs are needed. We have a responsibility to help breakdown the inequitable structures that negatively impact the teens we serve.
As a youth-serving organization, we are called to work and advocate for equitable systems, fair policies, and humane practices across all systems with which our young people interact and engage.
Wyman’s Advocacy Framework centers around three strategies:
- Establish a Youth Leadership Council to create authentic youth-adult partnerships and develop strong youth advocates.
- Direct advocacy on mission-aligned issues.
- Develop strategic partnerships with value-aligned coalitions.
Priorities and Actions
Take Action With Us
Interested in getting involved and advocating with and for young people? Contact our Advocacy team for ways you can take action!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is a partnership between youth leaders and Wyman staff, executives, and Board of Trustees.Learn more
Wyman Voices is an ongoing platform for our young people to share their voices and perspectives on important and relevant topics.Learn more
WRAP AROUND SERVICES
In partnership with local school districts, Wyman coordinated services and facilitated trainings to increase equitable access and opportunities for all youth.Learn more