Training of Trainers

YPP emerged out of a rich historical and cultural legacy that stems from the Civil Rights Movement. The ideal of grassroots participation in community building is a central component of this legacy, facilitated by the idea of the meeting as a key tool that enables individual and community empowerment. It is in this vein that the YPP training can be viewed as a type of meeting, a setting in which knowledge and skills are imparted to the participants, and perhaps more importantly, a setting that enables participants to access and express their individual and collective leadership.

Although YPP has various levels of training – for high school students, college students, and for trainers (in development) – the essential goal of each is the same, that participants will leave the training with a deeper sense of the way in which their personal and collective gifts can be used to enhance learning for others and improve the quality of public education for all youth.