Youth is our future. We wish to empower young Americans to help improve policies that affect them and help people around them through in-depth research and the understanding of multiple points of views.
2020 Summer Cohort
Main Two TOpics Of Research/Advocacy
The Police Reform advocacy group provides YAPAdvocates with the opportunity to study issues with our current models and systems of policing, as well as write and advocate for legislation that would seek to address some of those problems. Some of the solutions we would be working on include independent review boards/CRBs, reallocation of funds towards other sectors, a well-defined force continuum, as well as other ideas that you may bring to the table. Working alongside other students and adults from organizations at local, state, and even national levels, students will work to fix our broken policing system and create a reformed future.
The ACA 5 advocacy group provides YAPAdvocates with the opportunity to learn more about ACA 5’s impact on Californians and advocate against the legislation that would change California's public education and employment forever. They will analyze different solutions to address California’s inequalities, like improving K-12 education for underprivileged students, and focus on reaching out to the local community to build capacity to impact the state. Working alongside other students and adults from organizations across the state, students will build a framework of arguments against the ACA 5 and reach out to organizations and students through social media, email, and other communication platforms to inform citizens about ACA 5’s negative impacts on all Californians.