The Mutual Aid Project for Youth or #Map4Youth is a temporary grassroots initiative launched by @prisonculture.
As stated on the Big Door Brigade website: “Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.” Read more about mutual aid here: http://bigdoorbrigade.com/what-is-mutual-aid/.
More than ever, it’s important that we work together to create the world we want to live in. There are many ways to do this, mutual aid is a critical one. This summer @prisonculture and other donors (hopefully that means YOU) will invite young people ages 12 to 29 to apply for a one-time grant (up to $2500) to execute a summer mutual aid project of their choice. Applicants are encouraged to be creative in how they want to support people in their communities.
Applications for #Map4Youth will be available on May 24 and will be due on May 31. Grant recipients will be alerted by June 14. Funds will be disbursed by June 21.
Donations to this project are not tax deductible. Funds will be collected by @prisonculture who will then provide a transparent accounting of who received grants and for how much. Any left over funds will be donated to The Okra Project (https://www.patreon.com/okraproject).
If you donate and are interested in joining the grant selection committee, please email [email protected] The selection committee will be small (no more than 6 people) and will review applications from June 1 to June 7. Committee members must be available on June 10th at 7 pm ET to select grantees.
(image by Monica Trinidad)