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Black Youth 100

Black Youth Project 100 Education Fund

Chicago, Il

BYP100 is National, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens.

Grant Amount

$100,000

Key Issues
  • Black Liberation
  • Gender Justice
  • Racial Justice

Black Youth 100 North Carolina Chapter: Durham Beyond Policing

Black Youth Project 100 had major wins in the Durham county budget meeting in North Carolina in June 2021.

The meeting approved a budget that will divest funds from police departments and reallocate them into Durham schools.

Black Youth Project 100
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The budget will also ensure that there is at least one school nurse and counselor in every school.

Organizers and community members did a lot of the groundwork to make this possible. Through phone banking, the campaign had over 700 conversations with people of color in Durham. From those that were contacted over 70% supported the demands of the campaign by the end of the conversation.