Black Youth Project of the University of Chicago
Signatory: Dr. Cathy Cohen, Director
Joined: November 2015
Contact: Jenn M. Jackson, Managing Editor
The Black Youth Project is conducting the monthly GenForward Survey of young people ages 18-30 with an oversampling of young people of color. The GenForward Survey is the first of its kind—a nationally representative survey of over 1750 young adults ages 18-30 conducted monthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity shape how respondents experience and think about the world. Using this data, BYP is producing gender reports over the course of the year which detail the differences in political attitudes, preferences, and behaviors of young women of color as compared to their peers.
The data will be widely available to a broad community of academics, advocates, journalists and activists who can use the survey results to inform their work on data rather than anecdote.
The Black Youth Project is a platform that highlights the voices and ideas of Black millennials. Through knowledge, voice, and action, BYP works to empower and uplift the lived experiences of young Black Americans today. The Black Youth Project is the preeminent research body for survey and respondent data concerning Black Americans ages 18-30. BYP also features high quality and engaging content, which highlights the diversity of this generation. BYP works closely with their activist organization, BYP 100, to bring light to efforts to better our communities through direct engagement.
“Researchers and policy makers will have unprecedented access to data on the experiences and attitudes of young women of color that can be studied in wholly innovative ways.”
Dr. Cathy Cohen, director and founder
The Black Youth Project through their new Next Generation Survey will produce and disseminate quarterly reports on the ideas, actions and policy preferences of young women of color.read more