2020-2021 NYCLU Student Ambassador Application

Student Ambassadors are directly impacted high school students who speak publicly on NYCLU education issues and work alongside staff to advance the mission of the Center. Our students are a diverse group with passions and personal experiences that touch on the foster care system, metal detectors in schools, specialized high schools and high stakes testing, sex education and teen health, the immigration system, and the college admissions process. The NYCLU continues to identify different ways to elevate their stories in our work including media interviews, blog posts and speeches at events and actions. We are recruiting Ambassadors from all areas of the state.

To Apply:

  • Be between the ages of 14 and 21
  • Be currently enrolled in high school or a GED program in New York State
  • Be available to meet at least biweekly via Zoom or Google Hangouts (meeting date TBD)
  • Be interested in youth and student rights, health, and social justice
  • Be committed to working with other teens to promote health and justice
  • Be willing and able to discuss controversial issues sensitively and respectfully
  • Be interested in current events and how they impact New Yorkers

Note: Students of all backgrounds are eligible for the program, regardless of immigration status.

What Will I Get Out of Participating?:

  • $400 stipend
  • Community service hours
  • Opportunities to plan and participate in trips and other advocacy projects
  • Leadership, public speaking and community organizing skills
  • Knowledge about the law and how it affects New Yorkers
  • Meeting organizers and activists from all over the state
  • Valuable experience organizing for social change
  • Become a member of the NYCLU family, meeting and working with professionals on social justice issues

Complete the application below by Friday, September 25, 2020. Meet and Greets will be held in early October after the application deadline to invite selected applicants to learn about the NYCLU and the program. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-607-3300 or schools@nyclu.org

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Student Information
Application Questions
OPTIONAL: Demographic Information
Optional Demographic Data (Disclaimer): The NYCLU values diversity and inclusion as a critical organizational priority and we encourage all students to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, or disability. The following demographics questions help us better understand our programs to ensure we are serving a diverse pool of individuals. They are entirely optional and play no part in the selection process. We are committed to making every effort to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you need assistance in the application process by contacting: schools@nyclu.org.