The Detroit chapter of Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement (PPM) began in 2020 as a natural offshoot of Detroit-based graduates from Freedom Summer Organizing School.
Our founding members coalesced around the following priorities. . . .
Environmental Justice, especially increasing access to, ownership of, and the sense of belonging that Black youth experience in green spaces as well as nourishing community gardens and food cooperatives
Education Justice, emphasizing closing resource disparities between urban, predominately Black, and suburban, largely white, schools, and achieving the Black Lives Matter at School demands.
Community Safety & Ending Violence by strengthening neighborly ties and ending gun, police, gender-based violence, without increasing the size and scope of the criminal-legal system;
Guest appearances on 1440 AM Radio to share about our priority issues
Submitted a public comment to Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission about the importance of keeping youth and young adult Detroiters and their school communities together in districts
Writing an opinion-editorial piece about our schools and the issues we see everyday
Co-hosted Adopt-a-Block Clean Up & Resource Fair with The People's Action
Awarded a grant as part of the inaugural cohort for the People, Parks & Place initiative to amplify our work around green space and belonging through 2024!