How it works
YouthCharge is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 14-21* to make community impact from the comfort and safety of their homes:
- It is entirely virtual. Boards can have members from anywhere around the globe.
- It is entirely youth-led. Each YouthCharge board will be independently driven by participants, with support from YouthRoots staff as needed.
- It is entirely experiential. Every meeting has a tangible outcome, and participants gain real-world leadership and change-making skills as they progress through the program. In just 19 weeks, they will make a real, lasting impact on their communities and gain skills needed to succeed in today’s world.
*Youth will be placed into groups based on age, when possible.
Check out the work of the current YouthCharge boards here!
Learn more about YouthCharge’s impact on students and the community – read the Fall 2020 Grant Report, and listen below to hear what it’s like to participate from our alumni.
How to Apply
If you’re interested in applying for the YouthCharge program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.* Boards will launch when we have enough interest in a particular issue area. The program runs weekly (1-hour sessions) for 19 weeks. Schedules will depend on group availability.
*Please note that applicants should have access to a device and internet. Please contact the YouthRoots Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for YouthCharge but do not have access to these.