Policy is rooted in coalition, which we call our "Cohorts". This is built of the community leaders and organizations who fight against the systems at hand in their respective communities.
We work to get youth in different cities on boards, committees, and commissions related to policing in order to influence the policies that directly lead to overfunding of police.
We also work with these individuals to propose policy recommendations, push elected officials towards equity, and divesting from policing. This helps us more intentionally and successfully implement our Program.
A Seat at the Table
YEP Strives to build up the cohort of youth we work with across many different areas of influence. Whether that is:
There are a multitude of ways to have your voice heard and it is important to institutionalize the influence of disenfranchised communities in order to move closer to equity. As YEP grew in Portland, we too had our team reaching out to local city groups.