2021-2022 NYCLU Student Ambassador Application
IF YOU LIVE IN NYC, PLEASE APPLY TO THE TEEN ACTIVIST PROJECT.
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 Education Policy Center. Our students are a diverse group with passions and personal experiences that touch on many issues, including school climate and bullying, bias in the curriculum, the school-to-prison pipeline, high stakes testing, teen health and immigrants' rights.
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.
- 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 every Thursday from 4p-6p via Zoom
- 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 community, meeting and working with professionals on social justice issues
Complete the application below by Friday, September 24, 2021. Group interviews 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 firstname.lastname@example.org