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Apply for Rise Initiative

The world’s most important problems will be solved by the youth leaders of today. Yet too often, talented young people never have the opportunity to realize their full potential for global impact. Learn how to change that:

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Roadmap to Engage Youth Voice

Over 100 organizations representing a cross section of student organizers, educators, and more endorsed Student Voice‘s call for meaningful youth engagement in the next Department of Education.

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Historic Gift to the YMCA

Alongside over 300 other organizations around the country, the YMCA of the USA, as well as 43 local YMCAs, were the recipients of an unprecedented philanthropic gift from MacKenzie Scott.

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Youth Voices on Coronavirus Relief

Across the country, youth leaders are speaking-out to ensure that charities and nonprofits are prioritized as part of the coronavirus relief efforts considered by their Members of Congress.

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Youth Governor in CSPAN Contest

Maryland YMCA Youth Governor has reached the final round C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition for his student documentary “Democracy Must Be Learned.” Show your support and vote for his submission!

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Program Blog


National Youth Assembly

On Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 8:30pm ET, we will host a virtual YMCA National Youth Assembly open to all youth across the country, offering the chance to reflect on where we are, together.

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Educating for Democracy Act

Become a Student Sponsor of the bipartisan Educating for Democracy Act, which creates federal grants to nonprofits and educational institutions that support and expand access to civics and history education.

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Advancing Youth Equity

In addition to recovery from COVID-19, advancing equity – with a focus on youth, is a top priority for our movement. We’re asking youth to submit ideas for how they think the Y can help advance youth equity.

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The Y’s Class of 2020 Celebration

While graduating seniors in YMCA programs around the country had their year cut short, we’re excited to host a nationwide celebration for the Y’s Class of 2020! Join us on Thursday, May 28th.

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Coronavirus Response

As the Y organizes our nationwide response to the coronavirus, please review the postponements and cancellations of Youth and Government programs taking place across the country.

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