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We are looking for courageous young New Yorkers who want to lift up youth voices and lead change in their communities.


To recruit a group that represents New York City's diversity, we welcome youth of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, differently-abled, and those from low-income communities to apply. 


Youth Fellows will earn a stipend of up to $1,000 for successful completion of the requirements listed above.

In order to apply, you should:

  • Attend high school and/or live in a participating City Council district
  • Be entering 11th or 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year (10th graders will be considered on a case-by-case basis) 
  • Have an interest or curiosity in public service, government, and/or civic engagement
  • Want to strengthen your leadership skills and be a community change-maker
  • Be open to take risks and step outside your comfort zone
  • Be able to commit to a rigorous program schedule from July 2019 through May 2020