Build the growing movement for socialism at your school!
YDSA is the largest youth socialist organization in the United States, and we’re getting bigger! The 2021 Fall Campus Drive is set to be our biggest EVER as students return to in-person classes. You can play a key role in this movement by signing up for the 2021 Fall Drive at your school!
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join a few calls tailored to your level of experience and involvement in YDSA. No matter what stage of organizing you’re at – leading a chapter with hundreds of members or just getting started on your own – experienced YDSA organizers will be there to support and train you. Please check out the different choices for how you can get involved this year.
To get started, click the button that best matches your status in YDSA:
New Chapter trainings
We’ve designed this set of trainings specifically for students starting new YDSA chapters or trying to revive or relaunch old ones. We’ll start with organizing basics and give you everything you need to jumpstart your chapter this Fall. Through interactive assignments that will have you building up your chapter in real time, you’ll leave this training series with everything you need to launch a successful and powerful YDSA chapter.
Returning Chapter trainings
This set of trainings is designed for students with a bit more organizing experience who are leading existing YDSA chapters. This training series has a heavy focus on discussion, and you’ll get the opportunity to work with and learn from a cohort of student leaders from chapters across the country. We’ll go into deeper depth about making a recruitment strategy, developing new leaders, and running a successful strategic campaign.
If you’re not sure about starting a YDSA chapter or if you want to get involved but don’t have the time necessary, these calls are for you! We’ll dive into YDSA’s strategy, who we are and what we do, and you’ll get the chance to join our work at the national level.
Please contact Anna and Kaleb at [email protected] if you have any questions.