Every Summer, BAY-Peace offers a 5-week paid training program for high-school youth. Our program structure varies from year-to-year, based on the desires of the interns from the school-year, who help to develop each Summer program. Typically, our Summer interns receive undergo vocational development in community organizing, arts activism, facilitation and non-profit administration. Every year, we partner with the City of Oakland, Youth Employment Program and East Oakland Youth Development Center, who provide us with a pipeline of diverse students from Oakland. Student's receive a stipend upon the completion of the program.
For the upcoming 2017 Summer, interns have expressed an interest in participating in learning exchanges with youth organizations from around the Bay Area. Every week, they hope to exchange youth-led workshops with a different organization. These exchanges would lead up to a Youth symposium, held at the end of the Summer, where youth leaders and their mentors participate in a panel about the importance of youth leadership programs in communities impacted heavily by poverty, violence and gentrification.