Former Wild Alum and Senior Director of Organizing for Dream.Org, Sean Wilson, recently invited the Wild team into a pilot project partnering with the National Basketball Association to launch the first Justice Next Cohort of 18-24 year old system impacted youth in Sacramento, California.

The program aims to empower young adults to emerge as influential leaders within their communities concentrating on areas such as criminal justice reform, workforce development, and climate equity.

Over 5-days in April we trained the facilitation team and then the cohort of 20 youth leaders who will be coached over the coming months as they develop their local organizing campaigns and leadership practice. The hope is this catches fire and is spread to other NBA cities across the country.