New England Youth Organizing Network
The New England Youth Organizing Network (NEYON) is a community of youth-led organizing groups in New England that exists to build a strong, youth-led movement for social justice. NEYON intentionally connects youth-led organizing groups to each other in order to build power, and connects and amplifies the work happening in communities, so that young people have more power to engage as experts and leaders in pursuit of education justice.
NEYON grew out of a series of conversations from Nellie Mae Education Foundation grantees back in 2013 in an effort to build more individual and organizational relationships, and to develop, through participatory and inclusive methods, a vision for how a regional coalition of organizations could provide value-add to local and national education justice work.
Currently, NEYON creates the conditions for building power by 1) creating intentional spaces for groups to come together and share and build their wisdom, and 2) creating opportunities for community building. Specifically, NEYON does this by convening groups for learning communities, trainings, and one-off learning opportunities. In addition, NEYON serves as an organizing body that can collectively apply for funding, organize actions, make statements, or build campaigns.
NEYON Training Fund
We’re excited to open the NEYON training and PD fund to folks in the NEYON community! Through this fund, all current NEYON organizations may apply to receive financial support to attend workshops, trainings, conferences, or professional development for young people and adult allies. If you are a current NEYON organization, and are interested in the training fund, learn more and apply here!