AMP: Grassroots²

USA- nationwide

Black Youth Project 100

Vision: BYP100 is a national organization of youth activists and organizers creating freedom and justice for all Black people. BYP100 envisions a world where Black people have economic, social, political, and educational freedom.

Impact: In 2015, BYP100 hosted our first National Day of Action to End State Violence Against Black Women & Girls. More than 22 cities participated in direct actions lifting up names of Black women, with an emphasis on young, queer, trans and femmes, victims of police violence. During the 2014 midterm elections, BYP100 led a three-state GOTV program in Illinois, Michigan, and North Carolina resulting in engagement with nearly 10,000 young Black registered voters. In 2016, following the police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castile in Minnesota, as well as the shooting of five police officers in Dallas, BYP100’s re-centered the conversation in the media and beyond to redirect the heat towards the organizations that work to protect police power at any cost.