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Thank you so much for your interest in Better Future Program!
Here are our open youth leadership positions
. If you have any questions, feel free to
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1) Even if you are not eligible to hold a youth leadership position or simply wish to hold less responsibilities within the organization, you can always apply as a
for various projects as they are developed.
2) This is a
position. We are currently still developing full-time positions as well as paid internships. Thank you for being patient.
Update: BFP now offers interviews over the phone or through Google Meets in replace of this application.
Schedule your interview
with our Chief of Staff, Alejah Andrews, today!
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You don't have to use your government name if this does not align with your gender identity!
We ask for your pronouns to keep our interactions as inclusive and respectful as possible. Examples include she/her, he/him, they/them, she/they, he/they, xe/xem, and many, many more!
We ask for age to not only get a better understanding of our volunteer demographics, but to ensure those applying actually fall within our definition of "youth." Let's work together to keep youth at the forefront of their own liberation!
City, State/Region, Country
Don't worry, this information is not shared. We ask for location to better understand BFP's demographics and potentially form new chapters.
Phone Number (Country Code Included)
This is the quickest way for our Administrative Staff to contact you.
Your email is used to receive your acceptance letter as well as log into all of the various platforms our volunteers utilize for daily tasks!
Positionality can be thought of as the way society views you and thus grants you advantages or disadvantages. It's about a power relationship! Identity is about your internal sense of self. These can be the same or different (ex. being a Black woman vs identifying as agender)! What positionalities and identities do you hold (race/ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexuality, etc.)? What lived experiences have shaped your worldview?
What is the easiest and fastest way to contact you further? This includes by text message/WhatsApp, email, and/or various social media handles.
We've learned that not everyone answers at the same speed on different platforms. Let us know what works for you.
Which volunteer committee are you applying for?
BFP utilizes a horizontal organizational structure to accomplish various tasks. Choosing one committee over another will not somehow provide you with more decision-making power than another.
If you have chosen Advocacy, please specify what identity or leftist movement you'd like to advocate for (e.g. Caste-Oppressed Advocate, Autistic Advocate, Transmasc Advocate, etc.)! It's okay to be specific so long as the title is relevant to your lived experiences and you are capable of educating on each topic!
Please check all options that accurately complete the following phrase: "I currently believe in..."
The right to organize → Communities should be allowed to come together in order to generate collective power for the powerless
Educational equity → Ensuring that all people, regardless of their background or circumstances, have equitable access to high-quality education, resources, opportunities, and support in order to excel
Youth liberation → Addressing childism, we must dismantle the oppressive power dynamics which seek to strip youth of their identities and ability to create meaningful change in the world and in their individual lives
Anti-racism → The conscious and deliberate opposition to racism, advocating for equity, dismantling systemic discrimination, and promoting justice and equality for all races and ethnicities
Religious liberty → The freedom of individuals and communities to freely practice, express, and manifest their religious beliefs without discrimination or coercion, while respecting the rights and freedoms of others
Disability justice → An intersectional, cross-disability (physical and mental) framework that uplifts wholeness, collective access, and interdependence for all people on both an individual and systemic level (includes Mad liberation)
Climate action → The collective measures taken by individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to mitigate the causes of climate change, adapt to its impacts, and work towards a more environmentally sustainable future with an eye to intersectionality
Decolonization → The undoing of colonialism, restoring Indigenous communities' fundamental right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status (known as self-determination), and fostering equitable relationships that respect diverse cultures and histories
Gender equity → All people deserve equitable access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender identity or expression, including economic participation and decision-making, inclusive spaces, and the ability to safely challenge dominant understandings of gender identity
Queer/LGBTQ+ liberation → All people deserve equitable access to opportunities on an individual and systemic level regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, inclusive spaces, and the ability to safely challenge dominant understandings of sexuality and gender
Bodily autonomy → All people deserve the right to make educated, uncoerced decisions about their own bodies, even decisions we may not necessarily agree with
Fat liberation → Fat people deserve equitable healthcare, all-encompassing accessibility, and respect, free from systemic oppression due to body shape, size, and/or appearance (includes the promotion of body neutrality and the dismantlement of healthism)
Abolition → Oppressive systems like policing and mass incarceration are inherently flawed, cannot be reformed, and therefore must be replaced with alternatives that focus on the root causes of interpersonal violence through community support and victim/survivor-centered tactics
Caste abolition → To eliminate all manifestations of caste apartheid by addressing the historical and ongoing injustices experienced by the communities it marginalizes
Anti-authoritarianism → An opposition to coercive hierarchies; That autonomy, decentralized decision-making, voluntary cooperation, and mutual aid create a stronger social glue than fear and forced power imbalances
Anti-capitalism → The working class are deliberately exploited by the wealthy and this economic system must be changed; that the means of production should be owned and democratically controlled by the workers and/or community
These are our core beliefs! We want volunteers who not only have an open mind but are dedicated to protecting the rights of marginalized communities as well as our planet.
If you did not check one or more of the aforementioned ideals or political theories, why? It's okay to write that you simply need more time to educate yourself!
By answering this question, you not only help us to better understand your thinking but potentially improve our organization in the process.
Which volunteer position are you applying for?
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What skills or experiences do you bring to this organization that you feel best support this position?
What skills do you bring to our organization? How do you meet the requirements listed under the position you are applying for?
How do you embody your personal values each day? For the sake of this question, consider values to be ideal standards of behavior that inform your personality, goal-setting, and decision-making (e.g., transparency or gratitude).
We want volunteers who exemplify our core values everyday, not just in the workspace. Of course, no one is perfect and there is always room to improve, but what are you currently doing to live up to these values?
What steps have you taken recently to actively counteract oppressive systems (e.g., white supremacy, capitalism, the patriarchy, etc.)?
We're curious as to how you've already been fighting back against oppressive systems! This gives us a better understanding of your experience thus far in activism and where you might need further support.
What social justice movements or political ideologies are you passionate about, and why? Which would you especially like to learn more about, and why?
BFP centers the education of its volunteers and supporters. Our learning is never done! So, what do you want to learn more about?
What originally piqued your interest in activism? Have your goals changed since then and if so, how? This question will not affect your acceptance but rather is a chance to measure growth and open-mindedness!
We're curious about your growth. There are no right or wrong answers here.
Anything else that you would like us to know? You can share ideas you have for new projects, a silly story that exemplifies your personality, or even something new you learned this month!
This is the time to showcase who you are as a person and/or your personal interests. What makes you YOU?
How did you find out about BFP?
This question helps us to understand what outreach techniques work best.
What improvements do you suggest for our organization?
These improvements could be related to our website, this application, our Discord server, our workshops, anything!
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