Become a Leader

Fierce teen leaders at the 2013 Young Leaders Summit

Get your leadership on!

Planned Parenthood takes leadership development seriously. We have a number of opportunities for young activists to grow as leaders in our advocacy and organizing work.  Check out some of our programs and contact the Youth Organizing Team for more information.


The Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC) is a group of 20 young leaders, Planned Parenthood staff, and leadership from across the country who provide advice and input on youth-oriented materials, national conferences, and campaigns.

The YLAC advises our National Youth Organizing Team, Planned Parenthood’s leadership and local organizations on all matters pertaining to young people. This is an opportunity for exceptional young leaders to take part in driving the work of the organization.

YOUTH Rising: StrengThening Communities of Color

Youth Rising: Communities of Color Leadership Program is a one-year leadership opportunity for exceptional student advocates to become more deeply engaged with sexual and reproductive health and rights issues as they relate to communities of color. Youth Rising members lead local advocacy efforts by working closely with our Planned Parenthood Generation Action team and engaging in national campaigns focused on these issues in their communities. 

Planned Parenthood Generation Action is committed to uplifting the voices of communities of color and other marginalized communities. Youth Rising arms youth of color with the necessary skills to engage new members of their communities in the reproductive rights movement. We encourage them to develop sustainable Planned Parenthood Generation Action chapters. 


The Global Youth Advocacy Fellowship provides the opportunity for exceptional student advocates to become deeply engaged with international reproductive health and lead local global advocacy efforts by creating and implementing campaigns in their communities.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) provides the support needed for young activists to emerge as leaders in the global movement for sexual and reproductive health. The 12-month fellowship will provide students the opportunity to receive specialized trainings, attend two international meetings, and lead global advocacy campaigns in their community. 


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