The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a mentorship project in which a cohort of young Black women are organized to mentor and develop leadership skills of young Black girls. Our operating principle is that young women are the best informants and intermediaries in providing experience-based support systems, guidance, and mentoring for the next generation of Black girl leaders.

YSP is a multi-phased program with the first phase being an intensive six-week internship during which AAPF will work with the YSP interns to develop a pilot program for girls grounded in a multidisciplinary and intersectional approach to assessing the conditions of Black girls’ lives.