The Social Justice Fellows are young people of high school age who participate in the youth dialogues program and then step forward to address the root causes of problems and the institutional structures the perpetuate them. They are males and females of African, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Latin American descent. They are mostly middle or lower-middle income class although a few of them are upper-middle income class and others are homeless.
The fellows conduct projects of their own choosing. They form new action groups, participate in research and evaluation projects, and support schools and communities in policy advocacy. For example, they collaborated with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, to produce a state resolution calling for diversity learning for every student in the public schools.