Give Now To Spark The Next Generation of Civic Leaders
"From running a meeting to helping write a bill, YAP is able to fill our aspirations. They push us to strive for the unknown and be happy with that. They are the opportunity that many are waiting for." - Seika Brown, founder of Archnova Mental Health, a student-led organization that influenced and helped pass a WA mental health state bill in 2018
The Youth Activism Project (YAP) empowers teens to make systemic social change on issues they’re passionate about and directly impact their lives. Watch the video below to see why our work is so important!
We provide free digital training, 1-1 expert coaching and peer mentoring, and paid fellowships for burgeoning teen activists, with a specific focus on educational equity, democratic engagement, and mental health campaigns created and driven by YAP teen change-makers.
Since our founding in 2004, we have trained over 2,000 teens, resulting in 36 policy wins at the state, local, and federal level. Listen to Amari, lead organizer of Students Toward Equitable Public School (STEPS), discuss how we helped them build relationships with elected officials and push for tangible policy change in Montgomery County, MD.
This year, our goal is to train and support 1,500 teens like Amari to be impactful policy advocates and community organizers. Beyond that, we hope to reach 100,000 young people through our programming by 2030. We can't get there without your support. We hope you'll join us in creating a world where teen activism is the norm, not the exception.
Please note that our address below is no longer correct. It is now 4701 Sangamore Road 100N #2034 | Bethesda, MD 20816.