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I just wanted to share the below youth opportunities with you all: NYC Votes has recently launched a slate of new youth engagement opportunities, including a paid 9-month program for New Yorkers 14-24- years old. For questions, please reach out to our Youth Engagement Coordinator, Olivia Brady, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading to find more information:
We Power NYC Ambassador Program – PAID Program
We have officially launched applications for our PAID 2021 We Power NYC Ambassador Program. We are looking for New Yorkers ages 14-24 who are passionate about civic engagement, voting, and democracy to join our 2021 We Power NYC Ambassador team! This paid opportunity will run from February through November 2021 and Ambassadors will earn up to $175 per month for 10-15 hours of work. For the time being, this opportunity will be entirely virtual.
We Power NYC Ambassadors are a community of young people who care about our city and our democracy. Ambassadors will be expected to complete weekly tasks, long-term projects, and engage in regular meetings. The Ambassadors will be trained to become the next generation of community leaders in New York City. Participating in the program provides not only an opportunity to work alongside a city agency and learn more about voting and local government, but also to develop leadership, public speaking, and community organizing skills. Ambassadors will be required to:
- Regularly attend weekly virtual meetings
- Share crucial election and voting information with their peers
- Participate in projects with the Campaign Finance Board staff
- Produce original content for social media
- Complete a final research project
- Host Get Out the Vote Events
17 members will be selected for the 2021 program. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. Young New Yorkers of all experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Civic Engagement Training Series
NYC Votes offers a Core Civic Engagement Curriculum consisting of interactive digital trainings and workshops for youth 14-24 years old, educators, and youth service providers. This trainings series is a great opportunity to learn more about voter turnout in NYC; how to register yourself and your peers to vote; and Ranked Choice Voting. Young people will walk away with the skills needed to mobilize their communities to cast their ballots.
Find a full schedule of trainings and register for a session here.