We're thrilled to announce our Be the Change fundraiser supporting Yvote, an amazing youth civic action campaign in New York City run by our dear friend, veteran educator and activist Sanda Balaban. We are raising $2,500 for a stipend for one youth organizer to work full-time this summer to get out the youth vote on November 6, 2018:
Yvote's program helps youth develop their skills in individual action, collective action, and electoral politics. They focus on lifting the voices of those often left out of the conversation - students of color and students from low income communities.
Yvote's Summer Surge and "18 in '18" campaigns will build the capacity of young leaders reach out to the 11,000 teens who turn 18 each day, and ensure that at least 1 million turn out on November 6, 2018. This would be over 50% than the number of 18 year olds who voted in the 2014 midterms, and could be enough to tip the scales and change the political landscape of our nation.
Our fundraising goal of $2,500 will pay for a stipend for one youth organizer to for the entire summer. What's more, the funds we raise are being matched dollar for dollar by the Youth Engagement Fund!
Donate today and help us reach our goal of $2,500 to support youth activists!