Vision Statement

All young people have equal opportunities to thrive

Mission Statement

We are a statewide community of youth organizers and allies building power to win youth jobs and end mass incarceration through transformational leadership development, direct public action, and policy change

Theory of Change

Our goal is to create structural change related to the racist and economically unjust structures that criminalize and limit the employment opportunities of young people of color in MA. We believe that to create this structural change we must change the political weather around the issues of youth employment and youth criminalization by moving the public. We must change the dominant narratives surrounding how young people of color are seen. We must win specific policy victories so that young people of color are no longer oppressed by the criminal justice system and are instead given employment opportunities.