We are in the midst of Regional Training season!
YP4 Regional Trainings are the 1st trainings that each of our Fellow’s receive. It serves as an introduction to who we are, foundational Social Justice leadership skill development and community building.
This month’s featured Fellow is Alyshia Gonzalez from Arizona.
When asked what the most eye-opening experience was for her at the L.A. Regional Training, Alyshia responded:
"The courts cohort training was life changing for me. I had no idea the lack of representation in all facets of the judicial system or that #45 has the power to fill the 129 federal judge vacancies that will oversee criminal cases. This particular training helped me to recenter my focus for my blueprint."
Read more about Alyshia here!
DREAM DEFENDER’S CONFERENCE
Umi Selah ’05 is organizing the Dream Defender’s Annual Convening. Dream Defender's annual convening is an opportunity to bring together Dream Defenders, potential Dream Defenders, and comrades under one roof to learn, grow, fellowship, and practice freedom.
GET FEATURED ON EDUCATE THE FUTURE!
EMBODY PROGRESS CONFERENCE
Steven Romeo ’10 is organizing the Embody Progress Conference. This is an annual conference that is held in an area of the country that is traditionally under resourced with regard to LGBTQ issues, providing access for all individuals regardless of barriers, presenting up-to-date resources and information, relevant in trends and topics, and providing space for all voices to be uplifted in unison. The conference is from August 24th-27th and will be located in Birmingham, AL. They have a student rate. Register here!
OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP
MaryPat C Hector '15 wrote an open letter in Essence to Omarosa and Trump regarding the lack of funding for HBCUs. She also featured the voices of other students of HBCUs. Support her by checking out her letter here!
Are you hiring? Let us know and we will connect you with our Alumni network of over 1,700 young progressives across the country!
Email jobs and opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org
Young People For is a national long-term a leadership development program for college aged folks, that aims to identify, engage and empower young people who are historically left out of the leadership development pipeline to take action in their community.
We are dedicated to encouraging young people to be campus and community leaders today, while supporting them with the skills and resources they need to create the change they want to see, now.
We are coming to Dallas for our next Regional Training!
We would love to connect with you while we’re there. Join us for a YP4 meet up and mingle with the YP4 Family!
YP4 speaks out about Trump’s newest voter suppression tactic.
On May 11th, Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity."
We have created a video explaining how the commission will affect young voters across the country.
Watch and share with your networks and join the efforts to resist voter suppression!
Also check out and share our one pager.
We invite professors, administrators, community leaders, and activists to nominate promising young progressive leaders for the program.
Nominators play a crucial role in connecting young activists with the support and guidance YP4 can provide. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination!