Summer 2022 Change Makers Institute

Summer 2022 YVote Change Makers Institute

During the summer of 2022, we worked with 45 high school students across NYC and 10 peer facilitators. Learn more about what this group of YVote Change Makers accomplished during their summer institute below.

DateJuly 12 July 20July 26
ThemeIntroductions, Identity & PowerUnderstanding PowerIdentity and Agency
Agenda– Icebreaker: “We Got Issues”
– YVote Welcome & Community Agreements & Scenarios
– Voting Kahoot
– Voting Barometer: Political Attitudes and Beliefs
– Action Groups: Participant Introductions and KWL Charts
– Closing Reflections
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– Power Structures Mafia
– Community Agreement Recap
– Using Influence Article Share (and Pizza)
– Power Visualization Activity
– Types of Power
– Power Mapping
– Closing Reflections
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– Three things about you!
– Recap of Power Session and Community Agreements
– Activist Archetypes & The Power of Labels (and Dinner)
– Understanding Our Stories
– Civic Expo Overview and Brainstorming
– Civic Expo SWOT Analysis
– 15% Solutions
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DateAugust 3August 10August 16
ThemeMobilizing & OrganizingCivic Engagement & Electoral PoliticsYouth Civic Expo
Agenda– Civic Expo Station working time
– The Six Strategies of Social Change
– Elevator Pitches: Making the Case for your Cause
– Info about the Day of Action
– Action Group Work and SMART Goal setting
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– Day of Action Debrief
– Civic Expo Meditation/ Visualization
– Action Group Working Time + DINNER
– CivOlympics:
– Civic Taboo
– YVote Jeopardy
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– Civic Expo
– Debrief + Dinner
– Individual and Collective Reflection
– Slideshow/Video + Facilitator Reflections
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Check out this video of our YVote Civic Expo, where YVoters created and facilitated learning experiences around Racial Justice, Gender Justice, Climate Justice, Health Justice, and Criminal Justice Reform.