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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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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