Student Resources

Our YPIE students are our first priority. Whether in high school or college, please see a list of resources and contacts that we hope are helpful as you navigate this uncertain time.

On this page:

Anti-Racism Resources 


Learn more:  We are all responsible for educating ourselves on the history of racism in the United States and how it shapes our lives and society. Here are a few places to start.

  • Watch 13th on Netflix, a documentary on the history and evolution of racist systems in the United States.

  • Listen to and read the 1619 Project by The New York Times. 


  • Read work by other students! Find the YPIE QuaranTimes special issue on racial justice here.



  • Explore these creative works by black authors:

    • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 

    • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    • Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

    • Beloved and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

    • If Beale Street Could Talk and Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin


  • And these nonfiction works by black authors:

    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates

    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    • Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks

    • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin


*Works are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published works at the top of each list. If you want a copy of one of these books, contact a YPIE staff member.


Get active: As global citizens, each of us has a role to play in dismantling systemic racism and other systems of oppression in our country to build a world that is just and equitable. Here are some ways you can get involved in your community and have your voice heard:


  • Contribute your reflections, interpretations, and other work on systemic racism to the YPIE QuaranTimes! Email Max to learn more.


  • Follow the social media pages linked below for more information on local protests, rallies, and actions. If you do decide to go out and protest, be sure to read about your rights as a protestor and general rights from the American Civil Liberties Union before you go out.


  • Call or write to your elected officials. Their job is to represent you -- make sure they hear your voice! You can find out who your representatives are and how to contact them here, and see tips for writing officials from the ACLU here. Contact a YPIE staff member for help making your voice heard! 


Take care of yourself: This work can be exhausting! You deserve love and self-care. And you can’t possibly help others if you are not healthy and energized yourself! Here are some tools for taking care of yourself while you are out there changing the world:


  • Remember Audre Lorde’s advice: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”




  • Contact a YPIE staff member to be connected to mental health support


For more information and action steps, follow these organizations on social media:


YPIE Student Resources for COVID-19 


College Closing

YPIE staff are here to help navigate:​
  • Coursework and requirements
  • Financial aid
  • Meal plans
  • Dorming
  • Summer plans
  • Academic support - some colleges are providing online academic support services
  • Mental health services - some college counseling offices are offering video counseling sessions for existing clients

College Decision Making

  • Set up a review meeting with your YPIE College Advisor

Reviewing Financial Aid Package

  • Set up a review meeting with your YPIE College Advisor



Mental Health Support

Internet Access at Home

  • If you need computer access, contact a YPIE staff member

Updated Information

Regents Exams and Graduation Requirements

Navigating Home Life


Who to Contact

Key points for YPIE Students


9th & 10th grade students

  • Are you able to access all coursework -- online and packets?

11th & 12th grade students


College Students

  • Are you able to access online coursework?
  • Do you have any concerns about financial aid, meal plans, dorming?
  • Are you thinking about summer plans/application deadline

Other YPIE Student Resources

Staff Picks for Social Distancing

YPIE Program Calendar
YPS Calendar 2020-2021
Junior Year College Checklist
Senior Year College Checklist
YPS Scholarship Book - 2019


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