PYROS

is creating queer youth power.

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PRAIRIE YOUTH RADICAL ORGANIZING SCHOOL 
amiskwaciwâskahikan - Treaty 6 Territory - Edmonton, AB

Ryanna Brattland (18)
My name is Ryanna Brattland, my pronouns are she/her and I am a youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. Over the past three years, I have been a leader in my high school's student council, my school's Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), as well as a facilitator with the Community Helpers program. In 2018 I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) with former members of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee in order to develop the leadership skills of youth organizers on the prairies. I am currently a Troop Leader with Queer Scouts YEG and the facilitator of our unit on White Supremacy and Racial Justice. I plan to pursue a career in social work with a focus on queer and trans youth and mental health.

Damien McAndrews (19) 
My name is Damien McAndrews, my pronouns are he/him and I am a settler and youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. Since moving here from Grand Prairie, I have been a leader and advocate in the field of housing and youth homelessness for almost five years. In 2018 I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) as a former member of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee. I am a current member of the Queer Scouts YEG cohort and have a particular interest in organizing for economic justice as well as organizing young workers in the service industry. 

Jay Kruszewski (18)
My name is Jay, my pronouns are they/them and I am a settler and youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. As an organizer, I specialize in communications, graphic design, fundraising and event logistics. I have a particular interest in organizing for climate and economic justice and am currently working on a project to address food insecurity amongst queer and trans youth in Edmonton. As a former <g>member</g> of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee, I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) in 2018. I am a proud member of Queer Scouts YEG.

Avery Edwards (24)
My name is Avery Edwards, my pronouns are they/them and I am a settler and youth organizer from Treaty 6 territory. In 2017 I graduated with a BA in Political Science with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. The bulk of my labour, community involvement and leadership experience comes from working with queer and trans youth on the prairies to develop their skills as organizers and take collective action to create change. I also have a background in electoral politics, reproductive rights, labour studies and the climate justice movement. My dream is to be a full-time youth worker and community educator with PYROS.
Tiers
Coffee
$2 or more per month

This brain needs coffee! Every little bit helps <3 Thank you!

Breakfast
$10 or more per month
Big Lunch & Beers
$25 or more per month


Big Dinner & Beers
$50 or more per month


Phone bill
$100 or more per month
Green Van!
$250 or more per month

WOW! Patrons at this level contribute the value of my car every month. lol idk

PRAIRIE YOUTH RADICAL ORGANIZING SCHOOL 
amiskwaciwâskahikan - Treaty 6 Territory - Edmonton, AB

Ryanna Brattland (18)
My name is Ryanna Brattland, my pronouns are she/her and I am a youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. Over the past three years, I have been a leader in my high school's student council, my school's Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), as well as a facilitator with the Community Helpers program. In 2018 I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) with former members of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee in order to develop the leadership skills of youth organizers on the prairies. I am currently a Troop Leader with Queer Scouts YEG and the facilitator of our unit on White Supremacy and Racial Justice. I plan to pursue a career in social work with a focus on queer and trans youth and mental health.

Damien McAndrews (19) 
My name is Damien McAndrews, my pronouns are he/him and I am a settler and youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. Since moving here from Grand Prairie, I have been a leader and advocate in the field of housing and youth homelessness for almost five years. In 2018 I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) as a former member of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee. I am a current member of the Queer Scouts YEG cohort and have a particular interest in organizing for economic justice as well as organizing young workers in the service industry. 

Jay Kruszewski (18)
My name is Jay, my pronouns are they/them and I am a settler and youth organizer on Treaty 6 territory. As an organizer, I specialize in communications, graphic design, fundraising and event logistics. I have a particular interest in organizing for climate and economic justice and am currently working on a project to address food insecurity amongst queer and trans youth in Edmonton. As a former <g>member</g> of the Camp fYrefly Youth Action Committee, I co-founded the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School (PYROS) in 2018. I am a proud member of Queer Scouts YEG.

Avery Edwards (24)
My name is Avery Edwards, my pronouns are they/them and I am a settler and youth organizer from Treaty 6 territory. In 2017 I graduated with a BA in Political Science with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. The bulk of my labour, community involvement and leadership experience comes from working with queer and trans youth on the prairies to develop their skills as organizers and take collective action to create change. I also have a background in electoral politics, reproductive rights, labour studies and the climate justice movement. My dream is to be a full-time youth worker and community educator with PYROS.

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Tiers
Coffee
$2 or more per month

This brain needs coffee! Every little bit helps <3 Thank you!

Breakfast
$10 or more per month
Big Lunch & Beers
$25 or more per month


Big Dinner & Beers
$50 or more per month


Phone bill
$100 or more per month
Green Van!
$250 or more per month

WOW! Patrons at this level contribute the value of my car every month. lol idk