APPLY to join the YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute!

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 Change Makers Summer 2023!

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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 $250 are available for full summer participation (reduced for missed meetings or lack of participation). 

When and Where Do We Meet?

Over the summer, YVote meets IN PERSON weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30PM from July 11 through August 15. Location TBD in Manhattan

How Do I Apply?

Apply at

If you have any questions, contact Sanda at [email protected]

I’m looking for the Democracy Camp and/or Next Gen Summer Civic Fellowship applications. Where can I find them?

Great! We welcome youth to apply to multiple programs. You can find more information about Democracy Camp here and apply to join here. You can find more information about Next Gen Summer Civic Fellowship here and apply to join here.