Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is proud to announce the 2012 Youth Organizing and Policy Institutes (YOPI’s) to be held in 8 states across the country this fall in partnership with local affiliates. This year, the toughest battles we’re fighting and the real threats to sexual and reproductive health and rights aren’t just in DC, they are happening where we live. If you're between the ages of 18 and 24, this series of trainings is for you! You will learn the hard skills of organizing and prepare to mobilize communities around the country!
Each Regional YOPI will engage you in 3 days of skills and issue based trainings. In addition, participants will have the opportunity, on a volunteer basis, to engage in advocacy efforts sponsored by a local Planned Parenthood organization immediately following the training. The regional focus of the trainings will give you the opportunity to best learn skills to develop as leaders and to support Planned Parenthood in the current environment while highlighting organizing challenges specific to each region. We know that the importance of young people to our movement cannot be overstated and we're thrilled to have this opportunity to activate young people across the country to truly show our power.
Review the schedule of events tab and sign up today for the training nearest you! If you have questions about the Institutes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how we can help you through the registration process. We look forward to seeing you at the Institutes this Fall.
-PPFA Youth Organizing Team
**Planned Parenthood Federation of America reserves the right to refund registration fees and rescind admission to the Youth Organizing & Policy Institutes (YOPI) for any reason. All YOPI participants are expected to contribute positively to the space. Video recording and intentional disruption of the events will not be permitted,**