Youth Justice & Power Union
"We are the leaders we've been waiting for" - Grace Lee Boggs

Our Story

The Youth Justice & Power Union (YJPU)  is a youth led organization for and by people of color. YJPU was founded in 2011 in an effort to build up the leadership of people most impacted by systems of oppression to be the leaders we know, want, and need them to be if oppression is going to be fought and won.

The mission of the Youth Justice & Power Union is to build collective power in an effort to address systemic issues at the root happening in communities and confront them through organizing and direct action.

YJPU values organizing and direct action as a vehicle of social change.