Our Floridian immigrant youth have mobilized in nation-wide actions such as the Trail of Dreams and launched local efforts such as the ongoing series of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinics. Join us if you are a Florida Immigrant Youth!
Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER)
Students Working for Equal Rights is more than an organization. Our network of undocumented youth and their peers was founded to lift the voices of undocumented young people, support them in developing bold strategy for social change, and to create a new type of family that sticks together to fight for our individual and collective liberation from oppression. This organization is for you if you are undocumented and have ever felt alone and wanted to be around friends who want to do something about the problems we face.
SWER began as a youth program of FLIC in 2005 and continues to be fiscally sponsored by the coalition. Over the years, SWER has grown in maturity and aims to one day become an independent youth nonprofit that creates a leadership pipeline for high school and college youth that want to permanently change their communities for the better.
Florida Immigrant Youth Network (FIYN)
The Florida Immigrant Youth Network is an unincorporated, informal association of immigrant youth across the state of Florida. We elect a statewide Steering Committee that serves for 1 year to ensure collaboration and sharing of knowledge and resources among immigrant youth across Florida.
Members of FIYN:
- Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER)
- Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (AIRR)
- Esperanza Juvenil
- United We Dream, Tampa Bay (UWD)
- Sin Fonteras
- We Count! Youth
- Focus Youth
- FWAF Youth
- Youth and Young Adult Network (YAYA)
FLIC youth leaders in the news
- Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco, SWER Founder
- Mayra Hidalgo, SWER, Board Member
- Evelyn Rivera, FL Youth Network National Lead
- Hulya Miclisse-Polat, Social Justice Scholar
- Leudy de los Santos, Social Justice Scholar
- Jose Machado
- Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, GetEqual National Field Director
- Joshua Adams, Social Justice Scholar
- Bryan Ruiz, Social Justice Scholar