BE THE CHANGE

For far too long, youth voices have been shut out and not included at the decision making table. The goal of Pathways 2 Power is to create a place for students to have conversations about the reoccurring issues that young people face and connect to the people making the decisions that impact them the most. This group is creating a pathway for young people, committed to their city, to take action and make meaningful changes.

 
 
If your safety was being threatened when you were walking to work, or inside of work, you would do something to make sure you would be safe. And that’s what we’re doing.
— ZION KELLY, P2P CO-FOUNDER

PROBLEM STATEMENTS

# 1

Young people are dying in DC

#2

Young people living in DC are not always taught to take a stand for the things they care about and directly impact their live

#3

Young people who experience the root causes of violence (gentrification, poverty, mental health illness) are not at the table when solutions are made

 

FOCUS AREAS

We understand that addressing the issue of gun violence means we need to first address the root causes of gun violence. Pathways 2 Power students are working in the following four areas:

  • Community Health/Violence

  • Unification of Youth Voice

  • Mental Health

  • Education.