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Yvote, Politics And Pizza

Age 16-19
Cost Free
Program type After School
Meets Politics And Pizza Forums Run Monthly Through The Fall, With Action Teams Running Through The Spring And Beyond. Choose One Of Two Options, From 5-7pm: One Wednesday A Month (Oct 18, Nov 8, Dec 6, Jan 10) Or One Thursday A Month (Oct 12, Nov 2, Dec 14, Jan 11) .
Contact us Sanda@Yvoteny.Org
Deadline Oct. 31, 2017

Activities

Are you interested in figuring out how to make impact on issues you care about, in and beyond your school and community?

Do you want to gain new skills, meet new people, analyze connections between issues you care about, and be supported in creating campaigns to help peers be more informed and engaged in key issues of our times such as affordable housing/gentrification, school segregation, criminal justice reform, and political polarization?

Do you want to understand the individual and collective power you(th) possess through voting and work at the intersection of activism, collective action, and electoral politics?

YVote (www.yvoteny.org) is looking for budding activists and leaders to create “18 in ’18”, a cross-partisan, youth voting and civic engagement movement to make a positive difference in communities, at and beyond the ballot box.

What Will You Do?
Participate in inquiry and dialogue about the things that matter most to you
Engage in monthly Politics and Pizza forums to develop and implement school and community campaigns around issues you care about
Gain exposure to experiences and points of view different than your own
Build relationships with peers you can learn and grow with
Develop leadership and organizing skills
Demonstrate your commitment to learning, leadership, and active participation in society to future educational institutions and employers

Wednesday group meets at the NYCiSchool, 131 Sixth Ave, in Soho.
Thursday group meets at Ya-Ya Network, 224 W. 29th St, 14th Fl, in the Fashion District (note: the Oct 12 mtg will be at Harvest Collegiate, 34 W. 14th St.

Eligibility

High School Juniors And Seniors With Diverse Backgrounds (Racially, Economically, Politically) Who Want To Become Thought-Leaders And Change-Makers Within Your Schools And Communities.