“Some of my favorite memories as a kid in the 1980s are of my Aunt Claudette bringing me to work at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference national office on Auburn Avenue. The people there poured their stories and hopes into me during that time, which in many ways prepared me for what I am doing today.”
– Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer, PSE
We at the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) firmly believe that youth engagement and leadership are essential to the Equity Movement. Most of our Civil Rights Movement servants were young when they led marches, boycotts, and sit-ins. With this belief and commitment, we are so excited to announce that PSE has officially acquired Youth Empowered Solutions, to form YES! for Equity.
YES! for Equityis a national training and movement-building force built on the belief that racial equity and inter-generational power-sharing are essential to creating community change.
Our hope is that the young people who are poured into by PSE’s work today will be inspired and prepared to carry on the work of equity in order to realize a new American South. A place where the systems of white supremacy are dismantled. A region where everyone can reach their full potential.