Event Detail
Young People For (YP4) Leadership Development Information Session
3/31/2014 2:00 PM - 3/31/2014 3:00 PM
UU, Room 103

YP4 is a year-long leadership development program that helps a diverse set of young leaders to turn their ideals into actions that advance social justice and create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities. YP4 develops Fellows’ leadership capacity and strategic thinking through a capstone project—the Blueprint for Social Justice—and offers opportunities to organize and network with other young people and partner organizations creating change across the country. You can watch a 2 minute video that explains our program here.

Fellows receive access to:

·         Trainings, resources, and tools to win on the issues they are most passionate about.

·         One-on-One mentoring from YP4 staff and other progressive movement leaders as they design and implement a sustainable, community-driven action plan.

·         Networking opportunities with established progressive organizations and thought leaders at the local, regional, and national levels.

Check out one 2012 Fellow’s vision for her community:

YP4 Fellow Maribel Hermosillo is directing and producing a documentary that highlights high incarceration rates and the school to prison pipeline in San Antonio, TX.  The documentary is focused on telling the story of those who are impacted by institutions that criminalize communities of color.  The voice of children and families will be vital to the mission of the film, which tells a story using an inclusive bottom-up approach.  Maribel is dedicated to creating awareness through documentary filmmaking of the high incarceration rate in San Antonio, the culture of prison industrial complex within communities of color, and the impact of both on youth and families. 

Learn more about Maribel and entire Fellowship Class’ Blueprints in our 2012-2013 YP4 Fellowship Yearbook.