Youth Engagement

Did You Know?

In the year 2000 (the most recent comprehensive study of poverty) “approximately 245,000 deaths in the United States…were attributable to low levels of education, 176,000 to racial segregation, 162,000 to low social support, 133,000 to individual-level poverty, 119,000 to income inequality and 39,000 to area-level poverty.

The PPC Youth Contingent is a group of college and college-aged youth (18-25) throughout North Carolina doing work in our communities and amplifying the work of other young folks. We meet once or twice a month to discuss issues related to the PPC’s five evils: ecological devastation, militarization, poverty, systemic violence, and the distorted moral narrative. We also focus on relationship-building and political education, particularly during the time of COVID. Our main focus is to connect and empower young folks who are doing the hard work of grassroots organizing against major systems of oppression.

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Youth Webinar

More Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

  • 10.6 million more Americans were unemployed than in February 2020. The unemployment rate in July was 9.2% for White workers (11.4 million), 14.6% for Black workers (2.9 million), and 12% for Asian workers (1.2 million)
  • In 2019, police killed 35 people in North Carolina

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