YouthAction Community Leadership

Are you a high school student who wants to learn how to be an effective advocate for yourself, your school and your community?
Then read more about CCC’s YouthAction Community Leadership Course!
Every fall and spring, 25 young people from throughout all five boroughs of New York City participate in CCC’s YouthAction Community Leadership Course (YCLC)—an after-school program for those interested in learning how to make a difference for New York City’s children and youth.
The YCLC is a FREE 10-week course for high school students, which meets on Monday afternoons from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at CCC’s office in Manhattan.
When You Participate In The YCLC You Will:

“YouthAction NYC has been a life-changing experience for me. I’ve had opportunities to connect with community leaders and youth around the city to identify problems that impact our communities and work collectively to find solutions and advocate for them. I’ve gained so much experience and knowledge from the program that I’ve been able to use to advocate in my school and community and bring change for the better!” – Edward Sanchez, Class of 2021

Two YCLC courses are offered each school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Sessions take place on Mondays after school for 10 weeks, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The group meets a CCC’s offices, located at 14 Wall Street (Suite 4E) in Manhattan. The course is FREE for New York City public and private high school students. Graduates are invited to remain involved by becoming YouthAction Members), deepening their advocacy skills and planning youth-led projects from start to finish.

For more information contact Laura Jankstrom, YouthAction NYC Program Coordinator, at