Youth Community Action Program

Location:  Atlanta, GA
Project Description: 

The Youth Community Action Program (YCAP) develops youth leadership by providing popular political education to young people in Atlanta, creates alternative youth-run media programs, and organizes for local community power. The program addresses systemic mis-education of Black youth and youth of color in Atlanta school systems and connects young people to social movements. The Septima Clark Community Power Institute, the Youth Speak Truth radio program, and other activities provide entry points for youth to engage in community governance opportunities, build leadership through historical analysis and critical development, and breaks isolation through connection to cross-regional youth organizing efforts.