YP4 manages a Courts Matter Initiative that engages current and former Fellows in conversations and trainings on the ways young people can approach the courts as a site of organizing and a tool for creating systemic change. By examining the connections between Fellows’ ongoing work in their communities and national organizing around judicial nominations, impact litigation, and access to justice issues, the Courts Matter Initiative aims to unleash the power of diverse youth voices through courts activism.
Some of the opportunities and resources we provide to Fellows and Alumni as part of the Courts Matter Initiative include:
- Identifying how courts function, and why they matter for their communities, the progressive movement, and the issues they’ve chosen to address through their Blueprints for Social Justice.
- Developing and training other young people on how we can collectively use the courts as a tool for organizing.
For more information on the Young People For Courts Matter Initiative, please contact YP4Civics@pfaw.org.