Youth Organizing

BPNC Believes In Empowering Youth To Be Leaders And Organizers Within Their Schools And Communities.

We engage youth in issue campaigns at the school, city, state, and national levels through clubs at ten middle and high schools on the Southwest side. Clubs include DREAMERS & Allies, Student Voice Committees, and Youth Leadership Councils.

Student Leadership Council

Our student leaders are working together to bring about change in their community through awareness and intervention.

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BPNC Youth Summit

Learn more about our annual youth summit lead by students in the student Leadership Council.

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Each year, BPNC’s Middle School Youth Leadership Councils organize a Youth Summit in May, convening over 500 students for social justice and violence prevention workshops.

BPNC believes in intergenerational organizing

We create youth-centered spaces where young people can lead campaigns that impact their daily life. This work is intertwined with adult allies and leaders across the organization to strengthen our organizing efforts and recognize that a fight for one is a fight for all.

At the high school level, BPNC supports student voice committees at individual schools to coordinate campaigns across the Southwest. BPNC is also a member of the Alliance for Education Justice, a national alliance of youth of color.

Our Campaigns
We believe in building power and uplifting the voices of youth, undocumented folks, people of color, and other marginalized identities without decision-making ability. Our ongoing campaigns aim to address the inequities faced by our community, including Treatment Not Trauma, Free the Funds, ICIRR, City Budget, and Cancel Shotspotter.
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For more information or to get involved, contact Vanessa Dominguez, Youth Organizer - at