Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ) has an afterschool program where youth come weekly to work on social justice issues in the community. Youth Action Council or Y.A.C. is one of the many programs we have with middle and high schools students that is centered around developing, sharpening, and implementing youth’s communication, leadership, facilitation, and community organizing skills. The Youth Action Council plans student-led and designed projects that display RICJ's mission while inspiring youth to positive action.
The youth created a community panel event where community members are invited to celebrate racial healing day with YAC members. The goal is to have people share stories, lessons, and experiences on how to heal in community. Food from different cultures will be served.