YP4 has created a number of toolkits and easy-to-use resources for young people to utilize in their social justice and organizing work, including strategy papers and what we call “Little Black Books.” They range from guides on fundraising and job searching to building coalitions in one’s community.
Little Black Books
YP4’s Little Black Books (LBB) project provides young progressives with easy-to-read guides covering a variety of high-priority issues and skills relevant to activists. They focus on essential organizing skills and are illustrated with real-life stories and case studies so others can learn from Fellows’ experiences.
We encourage you to use the Little Black Books available below in your own work and share them with your networks!
In addition to producing guides for our youth organizers, YP4 has also developed strategy papers for leaders in the progressive movement that highlight the importance of investing in young progressives.
• Investing in Progressive Leadership Development: Building a Movement, by Iara Peng, YP4 Founder
• Building Youth Progressive Power on Campus: The Role of Student Government Bodies
In addition to the Little Black Books and Strategy Papers, YP4 has developed other issue- and skill-based tools for young organizers. These include:
• Conference Fundraising Toolkit
• Courts Matter Toolkit
• Vote Organizer Toolkit