We Are Already Changing the World

There are too many young people in our community of San Diego and Tijuana who don’t have access to the tools and support they need to develop their ideas, or to learn and explore beyond school hours. There are so many of us who have to ask for permission, who are pushed out of view and disposed of, who aren’t yet connected with others their age that might share their same dreams.

There are so many young people in our community who have been told “no” too many times. We are the youth who are already deeply embedded in our communities, building movements, disrupting systems of power, creating space for each other, and learning how to collectively survive in a pandemic under capitalism, settler-colonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.  

We are the “yes” we’ve always wanted. And Homegrown is the much-needed space for making that yes possible together.

How Does It Work?

Homegrown functions as a DIY learning and creative space for young people to shape + form as we see fit. By pooling resources, skills, and knowledge, we support other youth in their creative, political, and learning journeys. From working groups, skill-shares, teach-ins, mutual aid, mentorships, residencies, to anything else you can dream up, we are here to support your vision.

We are in the process of building our core team of youth collaborators. (The idea of “youth” is expansive, but we define young people as anyone under 25). In the future, we hope to have a committee system that works together to direct our community-building, programming, and creative goals.