YouthAction NYC is our after-school program for high school students interested in learning to be effective advocates for the issues they care about and advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools and their communities. Participants learn how to gather information, document what they learn, and then effectively communicate this information to their communities and elected officials.
YouthAction NYC includes four after-school programs:
Note: All Youth Action programming will take place over Zoom until further notice.
A free 10-week course, held in the fall and spring, which teaches high school students how to become effective advocates. Students conduct their own research, do public polling, visit community-based organizations, and interview community leaders. They learn how to develop their own solutions to problems their communities face and meet with elected and appointed government officials to present recommendations for change. Learn more.
After graduating from the YCLC, students are invited to deepen their advocacy skills by becoming YouthAction Members. Members develop their own youth-led advocacy campaigns and participate in CCC’s advocacy work directly with CCC policy staff. Learn More.
This select group of YouthAction participants trains other youth throughout New York City on how to conduct effective fact-based advocacy and how they can also be leaders of positive change in their schools and communities. Learn more.
CCC is committed to staying in touch with our YouthAction Alumni. Stay tuned as we roll out our engagement efforts in the near future.
The YCLC application is currently closed, but you can learn more by submitting your questions below.