The #DegreesNYC Youth Council is an opportunity for NYC high school, college, and non-traditional students to be a part of a youth advocacy network by working with #DegreesNYC. 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 five action areas: Coalition, Data, Media, Outreach, and Policy. Students are encouraged to participate in any of the five action areas that interest 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:
The Coalition Lead is responsible for sustaining meaningful connections with other youth-led organizations to create workshops, events and campaigns to engage other NYC students. Reports to the Policy Assistant and Policy Intern of #DegreesNYC.
The Data Lead works alongside The Research Alliance for NYC Schools to support the #DegreesNYC Policy Agenda, campaigns, and task forces. Reports to the Policy Assistant and Policy Intern of #DegreesNYC.
The Media Lead is responsible for maintaining and creating content for various social media platforms under #DegreesNYC. Reports to the Policy Assistant and Policy Intern of #DegreesNYC.
The Outreach lead is responsible for establishing and sustaining connections with other youth-led and youth-advocacy networks that focus on educational equity and suggest areas of collaboration with #DegreesNYC. Reports to the Policy Assistant and Policy Intern of #DegreesNYC.
The Policy Lead is responsible for advocating and supporting campaigns launched by #DegreesNYC to enact change in NYC schools through policy. Reports to the Policy Assistant and Policy Intern of #DegreesNYC.
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