Welcome to the Trans Youth Justice Project
The TYJP is a leadership development and political education program for trans youth ages 16-22 that is grounded in a racial and gender justice framework. The goals of the project are to increase the capacity and resilience of trans youth, develop youth leaders, and contribute to addressing social, educational, and health inequalities.
The TYJP curriculum is freely available for anyone to use under a Creative Commons license.
What we’ve been up to…
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What youth are saying
“Before the program I knew nothing about trans history or social justice. It’s never taught in schools.”
“I’m SO thankful for the vulnerability that this space held and I’m glad a program like this doesn’t let individuals feel lonely in their trans experience, especially when it intersects with race, class, etc.”
“The TYJP is needed so people like us know that we aren’t alone, that we can find joy with people like us. A lot of queer and trans spaces are very white, and being ‘included’ is not the same as being centered.”
Why it’s important
Research demonstrates that when trans folks experience connection to a broader trans community they have…
- improved mental health
- better connection to services
- increased support in gender identity exploration
Developing critical consciousness and leadership skills for trans liberation helps trans youth both survive and thrive.