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 Program Updates
We are excited to announce that our 2018-2019 Fellowship applications are OPEN
We are looking for young, progressive leaders to form part of our next Fellowship class. Find more information about the application and requirements here
Important Dates: 
Priority Deadline: December 31st
Application Deadline: January 31st
Introducing #WhatUpWednesdays 
Tune in for our Facebook Lives  Wednesdays at 12:30PM ET to find out what’s up in the world and how you can take action! 
Check out our last episode where we discussed ways to mobilize for clean energy with Kerene Tayloe from Green for All.
Watch it here
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! 
Blog Spot

We Must Start Listening to Young Voices on Climate Change

Read more here
Beyoncé vs. Groceries  
Read more here 
Sponsors Needed!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018- 2019 National Summit, please email YP4 Director Christin "Cici" Battle: 
Upcoming Events 
Save the Date for our 2018 National Summit!
This year’s summit is titled Redefining Resistance. We will be hosting it in Baltimore, Maryland during President's Day weekend as a form of resistance against the current administration, who has shown violence and bigotry against the communities we serve. 
Save the date for YP4’s  Annual National Summit Reception!  Come meet our new class of Fellows, mingle with our Alumni,  and celebrate our award honorees.  This year’s reception will be at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD on Friday, February 16th.
RSVP here
About YP4
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.
YP4 Fam in Action! 
YP4 Alum responds to Trump's hateful policy against DACA
YP4' 13 Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez's response to Trump's hateful policy was featured on Check out the video here. #DefendDaca
Project Feed Thy Neighbor 
Check out YP4'16 Kyle Jumper-Smith's Blueprint for Social Justice, "Project Feed Thy Neighbor" highlighted on Bowling Green State University's website!! Congrats Kyle! #YP4 #BlueprintsinAction
The Conversation We Need to Have After Charlottesville 
Check out this article written by YP4'16 Yulkendy Valdez featured on Huffington Post! "For the sake of our youth, we must talk about race more than ever as the next generation is the most diverse—and colorful—we have ever seen."
Current Conversations
YP4'14 Romeo Jackson was featured in an episode of Current Conversations with R.C. Davis-Undiano  to discuss gender roles,  gender fluidity, and how we can stimulate conversations on the LGBTQ community. 
HBCU 20x20 
YP4'14 Nicole Tinson- Johnson has launched a national campaign called HBCU 20x20. The goal of HBCU 20x20 is to directly place 20,000 students and graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in jobs and internship opportunities by the year 2020. Read more about it here!
YP4 Alum in Boston Globe
YP4'13 Cario Mendes, shares his thoughts as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an end to DACA in September. 
 A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform.
YP4'13 Tyler Barbarin just held the National Coalition on School Diversity’s 2017 Conference titled  “A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration Through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform,”  which brought together over 400 people from across the country to discuss and strengthen strategies for reducing racial and socioeconomic isolation in elementary and secondary schools. 

YP4'16 Chrystal Koech is a filmmaker and writer based in Boston, MA where she is finishing up a short documentary about the domestic workers rights movement. Her project tentatively titled, MATAHARI – JUSTICE, follows emerging leaders of the domestic workers rights movements as they work to implement the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and end gender-based violence and labor exploitation. Look out for her upcoming documentary!

YP4 Alum appointed to County Commissioners Court 
YP4' 05 Ruben Vogt  was recently appointed as the El Paso County Commissioners Court on October 2nd.  Ruben will lead the county for the next 15 months until a new county judge is elected. Learn more about Ruben’s work here!

 Self-Care After Series
YP4'16 Raven Ealey is the creator of the Self-Care After Series, which doubles as a project/subscription box business that views the casual mistreatment of women and femmes as a public health issue, while using self-care tips and the power of naming ones experience as a guide to collective healing and a radical shift to include emotional justice in our culture. Support her work by viewing her website here!

Learning Alliance New Mexico Advisory Board
YP4 '13 Cindy Nava has been announced as the new Executive Director of  the Learning Alliance New Mexico Advisory Board. Ms. Nava brings strong policy, advocacy, research and analysis skills to her new position with Learning Alliance, the statewide organization that engaged more than 4,000 New Mexicans to compile a report about the vision of public education for the state. For more information be sure to visit
Progressive Happy Hour! 
People For the American Way’s new podcast, “The Progressive Happy Hour,” is all about talking politics with pop culture, organizing with attitude, and the Constitution with a couple of cocktails.
Download it here
How can we support you?
Are you hiring? Let us know and we will connect you with our Alumni network of over 1,700 young progressives across the country!
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