The Young People's Project
The Young People's Project (YPP) helps students ages eight to 22 from traditionally marginalized populations develop math and media literacy and engage in community-building and advocacy. The goal of YPP is to equip young people with the leadership skills and motivation they need to reform education on both a local and national level.
Through learning and teaching, young people in YPP invest in themselves and each other, accessing the country's education and economic resources to become successful global citizens. Through leading and organizing, YPP develops trust and relationships among young people and their communities, strengthening the fabric of families and neighborhoods, and increasing opportunities for young people to enrich their lives and their local communities.
YPP has trained more than 2,000 high school and college students as Math Literacy Workers. These workers have taught over 10,000 elementary and middle school students; developed five Math Curriculum Modules used to facilitate workshops; and built a national network of nearly 2,500 students, teachers, alumni, families and community members.
Established in 1996, YPP currently has sites in Jackson, Miss.; Chicago, Ill.; and the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts; and is operating programs in Miami, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Mansfield, Ohio; Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; and Ann Arbor, Mich.