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 YouthAction will be in-person (and/or hybrid) at the CCC office this year!
A year long program split into two semesters of work. The first semester, beginning October 18th 2022 will include a training called the Youth Action Community Leadership Course. Here participants will learn the tools of effective advocacy and how to analyze research and data. The second semester, the winter/spring semester, will put what they’ve learned into action. Participants will conduct their own research, do public polling, visit community-based organizations, and interview community leaders. They’ll 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.