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.
Brandon Briscoe was a student at Capital University, studying Business Management. He is a first generation college student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since being at Capital University, Brandon became an intern for Capital University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a Student Ambassador the Admissions Office, and a member of Capital University’s Integrated Marketing Communications Committee. Brandon also served as the Co-Coordinator for Capital University’s Smooth Transitions Program. He was an Equal Opportunity Review Commission Intern for the City of Pittsburgh, the home of Mayor Bill Peduto. He has also served as the Vice President of Communications of Student Government and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Rho chapter. After graduation, Mr. Briscoe plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. In the future, Brandon would like to start a non-profit organization which will focus on Leadership Development for Minorities/Underrepresented Populations.
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Brett Patterson envisions a society where the resources and education needed to maintain equal opportunities and choices are readily available to those in need. In Brett’s rural community in the Central Valley of California, many queer youth and women of color go through the public school system with inadequate or even false sex education. Furthermore, the resources to find health clinics and women’s centers are limited or nonexistent. He has created projectGUESS, which aims to empower and enable such communities to find resources, access information regarding their health and choices. Through university-distributed magazines, online virtual resource centers, and mentorship programs, Brett and projectGUESS set out to identify the issues by directly asking the community to provide the correct education and resources to tackle issues like queer/trans health, women’s opportunity growth, and minority youth advancement. With the spark of a movement, Brett hopes that one day that these issues will be addressed at the state level.
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Brittany Burnam is a graduate of the University of North Texas. She received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a minor in Social Sciences. She served in many organizations and roles included The Amazin’ Zeta Eta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., UNT Positivity Ambassadors, an SGA Senator, and a Youth Marketing Director for Cherie on Top Community Center. After her first year as UNT NAACP president, she worked with her organization and the next year they won the: National Chapter of the Year award, Economic Empowerment Award, and Voter Empowerment Award. She also served her second year as UNT NAACP President. She has spent much of her time empowering, educating, and advocating for the rights of women, poverty in America, voting rights, education, and people of color. A community organizer and educator, Brittany Burnam has spoken at and organized many programs for the community. Her first act that she was proud of was being able to speak at the rally at capitol hill in Austin, TX for social welfare and social worker rights. Brittany hopes to create a non-profit that creates opportunities and bridges the gap for those in disadvantaged communities. Also, creating her own business working with businesses and organizations to help them with their own missions and goals. With a unique focus on the social good, she is one that believes your story is someone’s testimony. You should never be ashamed of who you are or your past, but use your story as an advantage and how you can use it to look forward to the future.
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