#DegreesNYC Youth Council & Youth Fellowship
The #DegreesNYC Youth Council is an opportunity for students in NYC high schools and colleges as well as non-traditional students to be a part of a youth advocacy network. Our Youth Council is committed to making schools and campuses more student-ready by advocating for institutional and political reform.
The Youth Council consists of three action areas: Media, Outreach, and Policy and Advocacy. Students are encouraged to participate in any of the three action areas that interests them. There is a paid fellowship opportunity available for students (both traditional and non-traditional) who can commit approximately 10-15 hours of their time monthly to the Youth Council.
#DegreesNYC Youth Fellows are also responsible for specific goals based on their action area. A breakdown of the fellowship and its responsibilities are listed below and on this site. Students who may not have the availability to commit to these responsibilities, but may be interested in contributing their efforts to the Youth Council, are still welcome to join our Youth Council as members.
#DegreesNYC Youth Council Members have a more flexible role in the Youth Council. They can contribute to the Youth Council in any capacity and do not have to commit to a specific role or responsibility. If a member wishes to become a Fellow in the future, they will have the opportunity to apply for the #DegreesNYC Fellowship. The goal of the first six months of the Youth Council is to establish an agenda that reflects the current needs of students across NYC and build a firm foundation for our Youth Council that can be built on with the help of young people and the support of the Stewardship Council and Steering Committee. The Youth Council will mobilize students across NYC by providing opportunities for them to participate in lobbying, story banking, workshops, and media campaigns that can lead to fundamental institutional changes in the DOE and CUNY.