Youth Action Program

Project Leads

Brian Christens

School of Human Ecology

Bianca Baldridge

School of Education

Community Partners

Lussier Community Education Center

Memorial High School


This project equips young leaders with tools and experience in addressing the root causes of racial disparities in Dane County. It is a community-university partnership between the UW Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies and the Lussier Community Education Center. The Youth Action Project is an intensive yearlong extracurricular program that recruits youth  primarily low-income youth of color  to engage in learning and action around pressing community issues.