Department of Education, Office of Sustainability YLC members lead a workshop at the 2019 NYC Youth Climate Summit they helped organize
Interested in making a difference in your community? NYC Youth Leadership Councils (YLCs), powered by NYC Service, offer a chance to share ideas, create solutions, and put them into action. Team up with teens from your neighborhood or school, meet new people who share your interests, and get support from adults to make your voice heard. Learn how to apply.
Why others have joined YLCs:
To take the lead on making change in their community
To gain professional skills and confidence
To meet other youth and adults who care about the same issues
And so much more!
What YLCs Are About
No matter what you’re passionate about, you can find a YLC hosted by a City agency, school, or community organization that will help you turn your ideas into action. These are a few of the many issues you can work on as a YLC member:
YLC members come from different backgrounds and have different reasons for getting involved. But whatever brings them to their YLC, they all have the chance to take the lead on something they care about.
NYC Youth Leadership Councils are powered by the Volunteer Strategy team at NYC Service. NYC Service is a division of the Mayor’s Office focused on expanding civic engagement through volunteerism and national service. Learn more at nyc.gov/service.