The Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship (PBYF) builds the leadership skills of young New Yorkers who are committed to lifting up youth voices and leading change. Founded in 2017, PBYF is a partnership between Coro NY Leadership Center and the New York City Council. We provide intensive leadership training, hands-on experience, and ongoing support to expand youth involvement in New York City's Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. By preparing the next generation of young civic change leaders, the PBYF aims to make a lasting impact in communities throughout New York City.
Who We Are Looking For
Up to two students from each participating City Council District will join our 2019-20 class of PB Youth Fellows. We are seeking candidates who reflect the diversity of New York City with consideration for underrepresented communities including young people of color, immigrants, public housing residents, LGBTQ and differently-abled individuals.
You Should Apply If You:
- Attend high school and/or live in a participating City Council district
- Are entering 11th or 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year (10th graders will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Are curious and excited about getting more youth involved in PB, city government, and civic engagement
- Want to strengthen your leadership skills, take risks, and be a community change-maker
- Are open to public speaking and making presentations to diverse youth and community members
- Can commit to a rigorous program schedule from July 2019 through May 2020:
- Three-week Leadership Institute (July 29 - August 16, 2019)
- 20 PB service hours in City Council district (August 19 - August 30, 2019)
- School Year
- 10-15 hours of PB service per month (after school, evenings, some weekends)
- Monthly full-day training sessions on Saturdays or non-instructional days
- Other projects and activities as assigned
Youth Fellows will earn a stipend of up to $1,000 for successful completion of the requirements listed above.
For questions about PBYF, please email email@example.com or call 212-248-2935.
Please also let us know if you are eligible to earn course credit for participating.