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We want to educate and inform young people. As a youth-led organization, this means young people are at the forefront of educating and informing their peers, giving them an ownership over the process.

How do we do this?

  • Through original content written by USYF volunteers and published on our website and through our social media team.

  • Videos and other multimedia content created by the team.

  • Online webinars and forums.

  • In-person events that are geared towards raising awareness.

Young people should be inspired to use their motivation, hunger for change, and desire to make the world a better place. We want to provide a space for them to be inspired and take that first step to becoming more involved or active in their community.

How do we do this?

  • Through highlighting the stories of other young people who had the motivation and tools to become involved.

  • Videos and other multimedia content created by the team.

  • Online networking events.

  • In-person events that are geared towards engaging and inspiring youth.

 

We want to connect young people together within their local communities, as well as across the entire United States. Youth should feel like belong to a strong and united network of young people. In addition, we want to connect young people to their local communities, in order to build a stronger civic and communal identity.

How do we do this?

  • Through the building of local USYF chapters where young people are actively involved in seeing through the vision of USYF within their local communities.

  • Membership with USYF that provides opportunities for meet-ups and online networking events.

  • In-person events that partner with local activists and organizations to include young people.

We believe strongly that young people should be included within the power-making space so often closed-off for them. Young people should be centered within dialogue spaces and be a part of the process that determines policies affecting their lives and their futures. We strive to form connections with people in positions of power in order to encourage them to include young people within the process

How do we do this?

  • Through building relationships with people in power and and actively engaging them in a co-equal dialogue.

  • Through lobbying activities that are sanctioned by an approved action agenda.

  • In-person events that partner with local activists, organizers, lawmakers, people in positions of power, and organizations.

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