What We’re Doing

Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA)


Founded: 2010

Executive Director:

Janiece Z., Mackey

PhD Student in Curriculum and Instruction with a Public Policy Emphasis

Master of Social Science with a Social Justice Emphasis

YAASPA endeavors to build the self-efficacy of youth who desire to make change in our communities, pursue social science degrees, and social justice careers. 

Our mission: To encourage and support disengaged and underserved youth to participate in their communities socially and politically, in order to make changes within the community. To create political and social awareness regarding issues that directly and/or adversely affects our communities, it is necessary to be educated. Through activism and education, we can redefine the standards that have been placed upon us,

Our vision: to cultivate youth be be civically engaged in community and career!

Our motto: "Redefining the Standards to Pull Down the Barriers!"