The YP4 Network has grown to over 1,700 young activists doing social justice work in communities across the United States and the world. For a sense of who is working in your area or where to find other members of the YP4 network, please consult the directory below.
Andrew Jenkins, 2010 Fellow, is a feminist killjoy and queer social justice activist hailing from the west coast. He started his activism as a student organizer, leveraging progressive issues to turn out thousands of young people to vote in the 2010 midterm election. In 2011, Andrew organized the first ever convening of LGBT military personnel – post repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – as the Conference Director for OutServe. Andrew now brings his unwavering passion for youth leadership development and feminist praxis to the talented team at Choice USA, where he worked to engage, train and mobilize the upcoming generation of reproductive justice leaders. In addition to mobilizing young people, Andrew is developing and implementing innovative programming to engage & recruit young men to be vocal advocates for reproductive and gender equity. When he’s not organizing on the ground, he’s doing it online as a contributing writer at RH Reality Check and ConwayStrategic.
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Angel Nalubega is a passion-filled community organizer, student, and poet. She has attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A history major, Angel intends on using the historical vestiges of the past to create innovative solutions to problems. Angel is a first generation Ugandan-American, and a first generation college student. She cultivated an interest in social justice after Ferguson, and since then, she is challenging dominant narratives and supporting social movements wherever she goes. She has been involved in organizing collectives across Ohio, working with groups like the Ohio Student Association, Black Lives Matter Miami Valley, and #GetEqual. In her first year, Angel organized with the local BLM chapter around the murder of John Crawford in Beavercreek, Ohio. She has organized with the POC group on campus to achieve equity for students on campus. She has been active in the Diversity Committee, Antioch Student Union, Queer Center, and Antioch People of Color Group. She has also written for the Antioch Record. Angel has interned at Yellow Springs’ Home, Inc., where she served as a grant writer, and at the North Star Fund in York City, assisting the Program Department. Angel’s interests lie in disability justice, faith-based organizing, labor history, poetry as protest, socialism, and dismantling systems of oppression. Angel enjoys church, puppies, destroying white supremacy, memes, and Ella Baker. In the future, she is considering a future in public policy or law in order to better the lives of low-income communities of color. Angel is interested in using community organizing and policy-making to create equity, spread love, and support the liberation of all people.
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Anna Thomas received her Associates of Arts Degree in Business from Seminole State College and transferred to Florida International University to study Public Administration, with a minor in International Relations. She is passionate about teaching the significance of privilege, power, and esteem in the education system of the U.S. to young women who deserve to epitomize the essence of empowering one another. She is also passionate about providing essential educational resources and support to underprivileged schools to help bridge the dropout gap in high-poverty communities. Her involvement around campus ranged from being a leader for the only USNC United Nations Women club in the U.S. to advocate for reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, and sexual assault awareness. She aspires to be an AmeriCorps member for City Year Orlando to give back to her community by providing individualized support to at-risk students and establishing an overall positive learning environment in the school. She also aspires to one day develop an interactive and extensive curriculum that educates young women on the significance of their self-worth, intelligence, and voice. Overall, she seeks to engage her community by educating young people on the social justice issues that plague our country and empower them to take action against these issues. By empowering them to create change, they will, in turn, empower each other. Annie hopes to continue working for youth empowerment and potentially advocating for social policy issues. In her spare time, she likes to cook creative plant-based meals, travel, and do bikram yoga.
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