The Blueprint for Social Justice

YP4 Fellows develop a community action plan called a Blueprint for Social Justice to address a need in their community. With support from staff, their Mentors, and the opportunity to gain a small seed grant, Fellows work to implement their Blueprint project, before and after their Fellowship, using the skills developed throughout the Fellowship year.


Regional Training

At the beginning of each new Fellowship year, Fellows convene with others in their region to learn foundational social justice leadership skills through workshops, guest trainers, and discussions.



Fellows are paired with an alum based on skill set, issue area, and region. Each Fellow works with their Mentor to advance their leadership development and develop their Blueprints for Social Justice.


National Summit

In February, all Fellows convene to further develop leadership skills, gain tools and resources necessary to create change through their projects, and network with leaders in the progressive movement.


Civic Engagement Opportunities

At the core of Social Justice is civic engagement, which lays the foundation for our Vote and Courts Matter initiatives. These initiatives are additional learning cohorts that are a part of our leadership development cycle. Learn more about them be checking out our Civic Engagement page.


Lifelong Opportunities

After the Fellowship year, Fellows continue to connect with, learn from, support, and collaborate with other emerging and established progressive leaders and organizations at the forefront of fights for social justice across the country and around the world.

Upon successful completion of the Fellowship year, Fellows enter our growing Alumni network of over 2,000 progressive leaders across the country and gain access to Alumni opportunities. Our Alumni engagement opportunities ensure that the relationships made and the work completed during the Fellowship year are sustained and supported long-term. We assist Alumni with internship placements, job opportunities, trainings, and networking opportunities to enhance their impact as young leaders.

2020-2021 Fellowship

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the tough decision to suspend the 2020-2021 Fellowship class and undergo a “Pause Year”.
Read more about the Pause Year here.