The Blueprint for Social Justice is a community-based, sustainable project created by each Fellow to address a need in their campus and/or community. YP4 provides Fellows with the training, mentorship, resources, and technical assistance necessary to ensure their Blueprints can be supported over the long-term. Over 700 YP4 Fellows and alumni have completed more than 400 sustainable Blueprint Projects over the past 11 years across 45 states, oftentimes in collaboration with one another.
YP4 doesn’t tell Fellows what to think or what issues to work on. Rather, we equip Fellows with the tools they need to work with those around them in determining which issue and approach is best suited for their community. Some of the projects we support include Blueprints designed to:
- Organize the student body or a community around an important issue
- Advocate for a certain community being impacted by an issue, but whose voices are not being heard
- Launch leadership, education, or mentorship programs
- Fundraise to create a direct service program such as a soup kitchen or clothing drive
- Spearhead campus resolutions that concretely improve the quality of life for students, faculty, workers, or the surrounding community
Create new alliances, coalitions, and networks on campus.