GENDER SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Jovenes Education and Empowerment Program (JEEP)

Young Men ages 14-18 Stipends: up to $750 Bilingual English-Spanish

Interested in creating a brotherhood with other young and empowering yourself as a leader in the community?

Then JEEP is the program for you!

Eligibility/Commitment
  • Young men between the ages of 14-18
  • Complete 6 months educational training
  • Attend Programming: 3 times per week; Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, from 4:30 – 6:30pm
  • Develop youth-led project
Program Summary

JEEP is a 6-month Education and Leadership Program for Latino and other youth of color, ages 14 to 18 and offers a stipend for successful completion of the program.

The program aims to empower young men to “un-learn” society’s definition of “manhood” and what it means to be a young man growing up in the community. Through the promotion of cultural awareness and healing, violence prevention and intervention strategies, and skill-building activities centered around self-esteem, teen dating violence, and the promotion of healthy relationships, young men become active and contributing members within their families, and among their partners and peers.

Like their Females Against Violence counterparts, the young men develop and conduct educational presentations at High Schools and other community based organizations around issues of teen dating and domestic violence, and their role as positive male figures within their circles.

Schedule

The program is offered year round via 2 cycles. Each cycle is 6 months in duration.

Fall
  • 24 weeks, 6 hours per week
  • Session Dates: January – June
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Times: 4:30 – 6:30pm

Summer
  • 24 weeks, 6 hours per week
  • Session Dates: July – December
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Times: 4:30 – 6:30pm
Contact

Alejandra Barcena, Program Coordinator
(415) 487-6701

Download an Application

Funded by DCYF

Last but not least…

Want to make a difference in your community? Want to become a leader instead of a follower? Joining JEEP will help you become the respectful, successful young man you want to be. You also get paid while building a brotherhood with other young men like you and having fun. Together, we can make a difference, become positive role models for other young men, and make our streets safer for the next generation.