Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP)

Boston, MA

Overview
Boston Youth Organizing Project is a youth-led organization supported by adults, with a common purpose to increase youth power and create positive social change. BYOP goals are to improve the lives of young people, increase real political participation and build community.

Mission
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexuality, geography, citizenship status, and other qualities that often divide us. We believe that all people have certain unalienable rights, that among these are a life free of violence; a high-quality, respectful education that prepares us for our next steps; safe, adequate places to pursue recreation, and activities which develop our skills for our futures. BYOP is an organization of young leaders designed to pursue, establish and protect these truths and rights as necessary.” – BYOP website