How it works
YouthCharge is an exciting opportunity for youth to make community impact from the comfort and safety of their homes:
- It is entirely virtual. Because of this, geography does not inhibit participation in the program. Boards can have members from anywhere around the globe.
- It is entirely youth-led. While YouthRoots staff provide support and guidance as needed, each YouthCharge board will be independently driven by participants.
- It is entirely experiential. Every meeting has a tangible outcome, and participants gain real-world skills as they progress through the program. They will learn how to run meetings, work with guest speakers, research and fundraise for issues they care about, and much more. They also receive additional learning resources for self growth and philanthropic leadership development. In just 19 weeks, they will make a real, lasting impact on their communities and gain skills needed to succeed in today’s world.
If you’re interested in applying for the YouthCharge program, applications are due August 23 for the next cycle*. There are 19 one-hour sessions that will occur weekly from September to February. Schedules will be based on participant availability.
Get your change-maker face on for this amazing new opportunity to make a difference right from your home!
*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.