Advanced Leadership

The youth leadership programs of People for the American Way Foundation are committed to lifelong leadership development.  We want to ensure that young progressives are supported not just for a month or a year, but over the long-term. Because of this, advanced leadership opportunities are available to all alumni who have successfully completed YP4’s programs. These opportunities allow former Fellows to build on the skills they learned during their Fellowship year, enhance their knowledge of progressive issues, and expand their roles in the progressive movement.


 Components of our advanced leadership work include:

    • Front Line Leaders Academy (FLLA) – FLLA is a premier leadership development program for young progressives who wish to gain campaign expertise and are interested in greater civic participation.
    • Career Center – a resource designed to assist young progressives with having lifelong roles in the progressive movement, including a resume, cover letter or personal statement document review.

Other Opportunities: 

This fall, the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon is hosting a series of informational events to help YP4 Fellows and alumni better understand their educational and career advancement opportunities. See below for more.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College invites you to campus this fall!

We’re hosting a Fall Visitation event for prospective students from around the world. This two-day event will provide an opportunity for you to meet Heinz College faculty, administrators, and current students. You’ll also learn more about the master’s programs offered at Heinz College, the admissions process, and your financial aid options. Please register below.
Travel Stipend:
Members of our Strategic Partner Organizations are eligible to request a travel stipend worth up to $250.00 to help make your travel to this event more affordable.  Please email Amy Seymour for details:
Fall Visitation
Friday, November 13, 5:00pm – 7:00pm EST
Saturday, November 14, 9:30am – 3:30pm EST
Sessions with the Program Director, Current Students, Career Services and more!
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Can’t make it to campus for Fall Visitation? Attend an online information session!

Join us during one of the following online information sessions to learn about the graduate degree programs offered by Heinz College.

Hear from the Program Director and the Heinz College Admissions team. Best of all, learn about your program of interest without leaving your desk!
Live Webinar:
Time (EST)
Information Systems and Security: MISM and MSISPM
Tues, 11/17/15
12pm – 1pm
Arts and Entertainment Industry: MAM and MEIM
Wed, 11/18/15
12pm – 1pm
Health Care Policy:MSHCPM
Wed, 11/18/15
4pm – 5pm
Public Policy: MSPPM
-Pittsburgh PA, Washington DC, Australia, Data Analytics
Thurs, 11/19/15
12pm – 1pm
Information Technology
MSIT – Part-time, on-campus -or- distance
Fri,  11/20/15
12pm – 1pm
Recorded Webinars
Recorded sessions posted online
Financing your graduate school education
Application Process
All Program Presentations from 2014