Education Justice, Racial Justice
Phone: Community Education on "No Child Left Behind" and affirmative action The Wayne State University YP4 Fellows created a progressive issue awareness campaign for their local community of Detroit. These YP4 Fellows developed a series of events that educated and informed their peers on progressive issues pertinent to the community surrounding the university. This awareness campaign began on March 24th, 2005 with a Young People For training focused on the No Child Left Behind Act. Young People For and the Center for Progressive Leadership, based in Michigan, partnered to put together an afternoon training and evening panel discussion on the realities of the No Child Left Behind Policy and its direct effects on the Detroit community. Following this first event, which targeted members of the Wayne State community as well as local Detroit residents, the Fellows held an event dedicated to affirmative action and, more specifically, the threats this policy faces in the state of Michigan.