Apply to YVote 2024 Summer Programs!

YVote Summer 2024 Programs


Applications are OPEN for YVote’s 2024 Summer Programs!

YVote is offering three (free!) programs this summer: Democracy Camp, Change Makers Institute, and Next Gen Civic Fellowship. These are great opportunities for teens (both in NYC and across the US!) to connect with peers, build community, dive into political and social issues they care about, and strengthen their leadership skills.

Read more about each, and how to apply, below.

Democracy Camp

When: June 27 – July 3, 11AM- 5PM

Where: The New York Society for Ethical Culture

Who: Rising sophomores & juniors at NYC public schools

Whether you want to fix democracy or meet new friends in NYC (or both!), Democracy Camp is for you!

This weeklong, in-person intensive will bring together 50 teens to analyze the history & current state of our democracy, investigate recent challenges, and create inclusive civic solutions & action plans to implement with peers over the 2024-25 school year.

Participants will qualify for a stipend of up to $250.


Change Makers Institute

When: Tuesdays, July 9-Aug 13, 5:30-8:30 PM + Day of Action on Saturday, Aug 3

Where: NYC, in person, location TBD

Who: Rising sophomores & juniors at NYC public schools

Want to make change in your community, but not sure where to start? Join Change Makers Institute! You’ll join a community of teens learning the civic skills & advocacy tools needed to address the issues that matter most to you! Together, you’ll dive into topics like criminal, climate, gender & LGBTQIA+, immigration, mental health, and racial justice.

Participants will qualify for a stipend of up to $250.


Next Gen Civic Fellowship

When: Wednesdays, July 10-Aug 14, 5:30-7:30PM ET

Where: Zoom

Who: High school students across the US!

Discuss social & political issues of our time with experts and civic-minded teens from across the city and country. As a Fellow, you’ll analyze issues like criminal justice, immigration, voting rights, and freedom of expression from multiple perspectives and learn to engage in civil discourse.