Youth Empower is the youth voice of the Women's March Network, aligned with the Women’s March Unity Principles.
We believe that the single most powerful act we can do is prepare young people with the skills and commitments to take action around causes that matter to them with courage, compassion and collaboration.
Through our Empower toolkit, young people can learn how to organize, how to be empowered to vote and how to run for office.
Youth Empower has over 100 Empower chapters across the U.S., mobilizing youth to organize around issues that impact their communities. Youth Empower also organizes the Empower Coalition, a collective of over 100 national organizations and youth groups focused on empowering the national youth movement and supporting youth in realizing their power at the polls. We are guided by and organize from principles of revolutionary love and justice.
Youth Empower ChaptersFrom the toolkit, young organizers can start Youth Empower Chapters all over the country. To date, there are over 100 youth-led Youth Empower Chapters, focusing on a range of issues from reproductive justice, racial justice and environmental justice to gun violence prevention, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. Start a Youth Empower Chapter in your high school, college or community. Join a community of change-makers who are defining what they want this country to be, one chapter at a time.
Empower CoalitionThe Empower Coalition is a collection of youth groups and organizations that have come together to form a powerful coalition with the main purpose of empowering the youth movement nationwide Over 100 organizations and youth groups including MoveOn.org, Rock The Vote, Do Something, Eighteenx18, NEA and AFT, are members. The Voter Up campaign, the result of the work of the coalition, sought to engage young people in realizing their power at the polls. Apply for your youth group or organization to join the coalition!
In partnership with Teen Vogue, Rock The Vote, Rise To Run, Peace First and Justice League NYC, the Empower Toolkit focuses on three areas:
- Empowering youth in organizing in their communities
- Empowering youth in voting
- Empowering young people to run for office
Through Peace First, organizers can apply for mini-grants to support their work in building the chapters.