Nothing About Us Without Us
(local & National)
The Kingmakers of Oakland Street team is an activated group of black youth leaders, innovators, change-makers and content curators. Comprised of 10 members between the ages of 15 - 25, the KOO Street Team shares a wealth of passion, talent, and knowledge. The KOO Street Team is a reflection of Kingmakers of Oakland’s deepest organizational values - to create platforms that are black-youth centered that empower, engage, and uplift the voices of our young kings and queens. We are experiencing unprecedented times in our national and world history, and the need for youth voice in this moment is more critical than ever.
The Kings In The Making TFI Program is a 3 year college access program in partnership with JP Morgan Chase’s Fellowship Initiative (TFI). This program aims to address 3 primary college readiness issues faced by Black and Latino youth: (1)access to rigorous college preparatory courses (2) access to experienced teachers who have high levels of cultural competencies when working with boys/men of color (3) access to consistent guidance counseling to continually track students’ academic performance and college application process. We work with Kings starting at 10th grade through to their senior year on academic advising, tutoring, literacy and reading comprehension, financial literacy, mentorship and career and professional development.