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Attend UN ECOSOC Youth Forum

On April 7-8, youth leaders from around the world will have the opportunity to virtually engage with government representatives, youth delegates, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders at the UN.

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Invisalign ChangeMakers Grants

Are you making a positive impact in your community? Then you’re an Invisalign ChangeMaker. And we’d love to help boost your efforts! That’s why we’re giving $5,000 to 100 teens (ages 13-19).

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Educating for Democracy Forum

Join us at the National Forum on March 2nd from 3-4:45pm ET for the official release of the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap and Report, the result of 17 months of work by 300+ contributors.

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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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Program Blog


Become a Student Sponsor

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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Register for YMCA Advocacy Days

Join us virtually from Washington, DC as the YMCA of the USA hosts our annual National Advocacy Days to support our federal priorities and share the Y’s impact in communities around the country.

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Unlearning Systemic Racism

Inspiring speakers will help us build on the meaningful conversations from last summer, and challenge us to consider the role we can play as a socially responsible organization in dismantling systems of racism.

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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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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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