2007 Alumna Jess Klein trains on self-care

Self Care and Sustainability: Avoiding Burnout on College Campuses

We all know the struggle. As student activists, we can have five classes, two jobs, five meetings, three protests, and about a million other engagements in any given week. While…

Community Agreements

Is the classroom a safe space?

Image from SWANK (Sex Workers Action New York) Nowadays, social justice norms have become second nature to activists. These hail from conferences and are marked by early mornings with lots…

A Letter in Support of Marissa and Mara
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A Letter in Support of Marissa and Mara

If I may briefly interject from my original post… Though this piece is largely about the destructive nature of respectability politics, particularly in the Black community, it also is a…

Taylor Crumpton Gives Speech

Vow to be Vulnerable

I first encountered vulnerability at the end of the school year band recital. I was graduating from sixth grade at a predominantly white school and showed up to the band hall…

Umi Selah accepts 2014 Norman Lear Award

‪#‎YP4 alumni featured in Open Democracy

Young People For is proud for our work to be featured through such resilient and resourceful leaders as Umi Selah, 2005, and Sofia Campos, 2010. “Sofia Campos and Phillip Agnew first met…

Mimi Borders stands in front of a banner that reads Black Lives Matters

10 Tips for the Student balancing School and Advocacy

As the end of August quickly approaches and back to school commercials grow in quantity we will all begin to hesitantly accept that a new school year is quickly approaching. …

Jamira Burley on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

YP4 Alums Discuss Millennial Activism on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Originally posted on the People For Blog. Image of Jamira Burley ’11 in the Melissa Harris-Perry Show interview. On Sunday two alumni of PFAW Foundation’s Young People For (YP4) program,…