Words from our members
This was my first real experience with policy analysis and now I’m absolutely certain that this is the career field that best suits me. YIP’s leaders and staff did a great job providing a platform to come together with others to work on policy projects, as well as being very friendly and helpful.
My time in writing for the Institute for Youth in Policy has been one of intellectual growth and greater understanding. In a world full of political polarization and misinformation, YIP gives youth the opportunity to bridge the gap and to set the foundation for reasoned discourse.
Admission to YIP’s internship freshman year of High School has honestly directed and qualified my extracurriculars for college and set me up for success with a framework of guidance.
The team is constantly working on bettering the overall programs. Furthermore, current leadership is receptive and easily accessible! I appreciate the fact that they are easy to reach, and I have never felt as though I had to jump over obstacles in order to reach them.
YIP helped open my eyes, through both my own projects and research as well as the findings and presentations of the other fellows, as to the significance of a plethora of public policy issues as well as various different perspectives to hold and solutions to address such problems.
YIP, over the past several months, has been trying to make a more effective and efficient team. Specifically, leadership has been building and trying out different methods of management so that the overall mission can be translated as best as possible. Seeing how well people and departments are fun.
Where does your money go?
In 2022, we have published over 8,000 pages of policy, hosted 150 fellows, overhauled our entire website, finished developing a 650-page curriculum, and launched a completely new branch - Civic Innovations. All this with less than $4000 spent in the whole fiscal year.
With donors like you, we hope to continue offering up incredibly high-quality nonpartisan policy briefs, op-eds, curriculum, events, and programs to the leaders of tomorrow. Here are some examples of the impact of different donations:
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