YVote Summer Program Applications
Are you interested in being part of a youth voter and civic participation movement and in mobilizing your peers to be civically engaged, at and beyond the ballot box, and in helping strengthen and sustain democracy?

Democracy is in peril in the U.S. and around the world. A national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School indicates that a majority of young Americans believe that our democracy is “in trouble” or “failing.” Further, despite increased youth voter turnout in recent elections, doubts and distrust of American democracy play a role in depressing the youth vote. The best way to tackle these very real concerns about the fragility of our imperfect democracy is to bring civic-minded young people together to shape a democracy you can trust.

In response, YVote is running several programs for high schoolers this summer--you can apply for one or several:
** Democracy Camp-- a week-long IN PERSON intensive that will run from Thurs, June 27 - Wed, July 3 from 11 AM-5 PM. You can read more about it at https://yvoteny.org/democracy-camp/ ($250 stipend + Additional stipend for year-long Democracy Project)

** YVote ChangeMakers Summer Institute--a six-week IN PERSON program for up-and-coming high school leaders to join our cross-partisan, youth-driven civic engagement movement to make a positive difference in communities, at and beyond the ballot box. YVote will meet WEEKLY on Tuesdays, July 9-Aug 13 from 5:30-8:30 PM and convene for a full Day of Action on Saturday, Aug 3. ($250 stipend)

These programs will support you in building knowledge to support a youth wave in voting and civic engagement in NY and beyond, and to implement campaigns in your schools.  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please apply ASAP and no later than June 10.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Sanda@yvoteny.org or chris-ann@yvoteny.org
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