Youth Town Hall

TODAY is the day of the 4th We the YOUTH, You the People: Virtual Youth Town Hall Series, $ECURE THE BAG: Pathways to Economic Equality. Join us to hear from young people as they discuss access to career readiness in diverse fields, internships, and economic limitations they experience. If you are or know a young person 14 - 24 years old, encourage them to join the conversation. Register now and be a part of the youth-led change.

We need your help selecting the focus of our next youth town hall. What is gender justice and what do you want to prioritize. Please complete the short survey. It takes 1-minute. Your voice matters.

Step It Up

Step It Up NYC provides young movement artists the opportunity to leverage their on-stage talents to create social change in their communities. Over 1,000 youth performers participate in the citywide dance competition. For this season, we will galvanize local youth power and intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by combating and countering acts of injustice. To learn how you and your dance team can participate in this game-changing dance competition, visit our official Step It Up NYC page.

DYCD College Up: Build Your Brand Workshop Series

Through our partnership with Follow Us to Success, we offer a series of workshops geared to helping NYC Youth with essential information about applying to college, financial aid, entrepreneurship, career planning, and more. To join the next workshop, visit our DYCD College Up sign-up form.

DYCD Film Festival

The DYCD Film Festival is the coolest student film event in New York City, and it is back for another virtual season! Open to students in grades 6-12, we are now accepting submissions for the 2021 experience that will bring over 25 youth-produced films to your home this Spring. Grab a camera, mobile device, or tablet and visit Film Freeway to learn more.

#DYCDAtHome Filmmaking Series:

To support the students' filmmaking process, we have partnered with our producing team, Show the Good, and enlisted a few filmmaking professionals to share some exclusive tricks and tips on making the best short films possible! Visit our YouTube page to view the series!

DYCD Broadway & Beyond

We are excited to announce that we extended the deadline for our DYCD Broadway & Beyond program! In partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Hamilton Education program and Trinity Church Wall Street, this initiative seeks to empower youth to use their voice through various art mediums, including performance and visual arts to retell some of histories biggest moments. To learn more about this great opportunity and help spread the word, visit our Broadway & Beyond webpage.

Free Tax Prep

One in two NYC households are eligible to file their taxes for free, but many needlessly spend hundreds of dollars to have their taxes prepared. During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers eligible for NYC Free Tax Prep file their taxes for free, claim essential tax credits including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and keep their WHOLE refund. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) is excited to collaborate with you to ensure that your constituents know they may be eligible for free tax preparation. New Yorkers who earned $68,000 or less in 2020 may qualify for free tax preparation services in several ways – including from home–this tax season. For more information, visit their official website.

Voicing Our Future Youth Survey - $5 Gift Card

Citizens' Committee for Children's Youth Action members is calling on all New Yorkers ages 14 to 24 to complete a citywide survey of young people to make sure that the next Mayor and City Council understand and prioritize youth voices. We will use the data we collect from this survey to advocate for a youth agenda during the 2021 citywide elections and to create a transition plan for the new administration that centers youth voices. Learn more on the Voicing Our Future webpage.


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