Young People For

Young People For is a growing national fellowship program for student leaders and activists in 2 and 4-year colleges and universities run by the organization People For the American Way Foundation.

This year we are selecting 150 fellows from 50 campuses in 10 states; three students will be selected from each campus. We are also selecting a handful of at large fellows. The fellows attend an all-expenses-paid summit in Washington, D.C. in January, participate in Town Hall Meetings and our Progressive Online Academy, and receive support for their campus and local activism. Applications are due October 15. To nominate a fellow or apply, go to

Young People For (YP4) is a youth-driven and youth-led program that brings together young leaders and activists who are eager to take up the challenge to ensure that their voices are heard on critical issues. This program is designed for serious people who are interested in becoming more effective leaders and contributing to positive social change on their campuses, in their communities and across the nation.

Email youngpeoplefor at, call 212.420.0440 x15, for more information.

Yes, that’s Ralph Neas, Norman Lear, and Alec Baldwin in the front row.

Author: Rob Goodspeed