Our city. Our future.
The NYC Votes Youth Ambassador Program is an initiative for New Yorkers aged 14-19 who are committed to increasing youth engagement in local elections. Our program is led by young people, for young people.
Ambassadors participate in weekly meetings, engage with local history, host Voter Mobilization events in their communities, and share critical non-partisan information. By the end of the program, ambassadors are voting experts with the knowledge and skill to help lead their communities.
Young New Yorkers deserve to make their voices heard!
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2020 Ambassadors Final Projects
On August 26, 2020, the inaugural cohort of We Power NYC Ambassadors presented their final research projects.
Our 32 We Power NYC Youth Ambassadors were a diverse group of young people aged 14-24 years old from all 5 boroughs. Over the course of the summer, they were trained in election information and digital organizing and worked on various Get Out the Vote projects.
The culmination of their work was to research a specific topic within one of the following issue areas: Racial Justice, Gender and Queer Justice, Environmental Justice, Election Reform, Education, Immigration, and Urban Planning.
The goal of these projects was to research how state and local governments influence their chosen topics and to inform other young people of how to get involved in activism around the iss.
Presentations (in the order they were presented)
- Election Reform Final Presentation
- Immigration Final Presentation
- Environmental Justice Final Presentation
- Urban Planning Final Presentation
- Education Final Presentation
- Racial Justice Final Presentation
- Gender and Queer Justice Final Presentation