Once the Fellowship year is over, YP4 encourages alumni to continue utilizing the networks created through the program. These connections are critical for building support, uniting young emerging talent, cultivating leadership skills, and contributing to the progressive movement. Alumni also have the opportunity to give back to the YP4 program by sharing their experiences and expertise with the current Fellowship class:
The Council is comprised of former YP4 Fellows, one from each Fellowship year, who are selected by YP4 staff based on their demonstrated leadership as well as their commitment to the program and to the larger progressive movement. Please visit the Councils webpage for more information.
Every year, Alumni help to recruit, nominate, and select new Fellows. They also serve as trainers and support staff at Regional Trainings and the National Summit, as well as help review Blueprints for Social Justice.
During the YP4 Fellowship program, staff matches current Fellows with Alumni based on skill set, issue area, and region. Fellows spend nine months working with Fem/Mentors in one-on-one sessions that guide them through goal setting, network/relationship-building, and the creation of a Blueprint for Social Justice.
By giving back, alumni show their appreciation for the experiences they went through as YP4 Fellows, ensuring that future generations of young leaders have access to YP4’s programs. Please consider making a generous donation today.
In addition to meeting up with other Alumni through local networks and coming back to YP4 spaces as trainers and Fem/Mentors, we encourage Alumni to grow the relationships from their Fellowship year by connecting online with other members of the Alumni network. Joining our Alumni Facebook group and our newsletter are the most effective ways to receive notifications from staff and fellow YP4 Alumni regarding opportunities for engagement and other YP4 updates.