Young People For is a social justice incubator.

We are a national network of black, brown, indigenous, disabled, and LGBTQ+ leaders in media, politics, business, government, and everywhere. We provide life-long social justice leadership training to unlock the potential of young people historically left out of opportunity.

The YP4 Fellowship

Our programmatic model starts with a year-long Fellowship for up to 150 college aged folks across all 50 states and territories.

Fellows spend the year developing their own community action plan called a Blueprint for Social Justice to address a need in their community.

The YP4 Alumni Network

YP4’s leadership development model is rooted in a lifelong commitment to the young people who come through the Fellowship program. 

YP4 does not invest for a few months or even just a year; we invest for a lifetime. We provide extensive opportunities for Alumni to take advantage of throughout their professional and personal lives.

Civic Engagement

For us, at the core of social justice is civic engagement, which YP4 ingrains in every aspect of our work.

We engage Fellows, Alumni, and young people across the country in creating long-term, sustainable change in their communities by supporting and training them to interact with and reshape the institutions of civic life in their communities.

We provide our Fellows with the tools to create solutions for their communities’ most pressing needs.

Through the Blueprint for Social Justice, our Fellows create innovative and social justice driven solutions to change their own communities for the better. We provide our people with the tools and skills to stay in communities, build power, create solutions, and lead effectively.

Our over 2,000 Alumni are rooted in social justice and are leading in all industries.

We envision a world where there are leaders in all industries who are rooted in social justice values and solutions. We continue to invest in our Alumni past their Fellowship year to provide them with the tools and skills to lead and create change in their own industries while staying grounded in social justice.

We’re playing the long game through our radical approach to Civic Engagement.

YP4 understands that we can create sustainable change in our communities by building power for the long term. By focusing on the long term impacts, we are able to mobilize young people from around the country to think strategically about participating in the civic process and bringing their communities along, for the long term.