Apply to YVote

Do you want to see change in your community?

Are you ready to learn how to make that change happen? 

Do you want to connect with other like-minded NYC youth?

Apply to YVote Changemakers 2022-23!

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YVote works with emerging activists and leaders to build a youth voting and civic engagement movement. We are focused on making a positive difference in communities, at and beyond the ballot box, and strengthening voting rights and collective power.

Incoming YVoters will:

  • Examine and discuss civic and political issues that matter most to you
  • Craft school and community campaigns around youth voting and civic engagement
  • Gain exposure to points of view and experiences different than your own
  • Build relationships with peers through collective learning and growth
  • Develop leadership, public speaking, and campaign organizing skills 
  • Receive a stipend for engaged participation throughout the program

Who Is YVote For?

High school students from a wide range of backgrounds who want to be thought-leaders and change-makers in your schools and communities. If you value learning, leadership, and active community participation, YVote Changemakers is for you! 

Stipends of up to $300 are available for engaged participation.

When and Where Do We Meet?

YVote meets monthly, generally on the first Tuesday of the month from 5-7PM via Zoom for the fall.  

The meeting dates for this year are:

  • October 4, 2022
  • November 1, 2022
  • November 29, 2022
  • January 10, 2023
  • February 7, 2023
  • March 7, 2023
  • April 4, 2023
  • May 2, 2023
  • May 30, 2023

There will also be in-person Days of Action held on the following Saturdays from 12-4PM:

  • October 15, 2022
  • November 19, 2022
  • December 17, 2022 (holiday party!)

Spring Days of Action will be announced later this fall. Pizza dinner and snacks will be served at Days of Action.

You are expected to participate fully in both the monthly Tuesday and Saturday sessions to be a participant in good standing and to qualify for the full stipend of $300 (reduced for missed meetings or lack of participation). 

How Do I Apply?

Apply at ASAP. Priority deadline is Sept 27, 2022.