The Youth Activist – Youth Allies Network Empower Fellowship Application

The Youth Activist – Youth Allies Network Empower Fellowship Application

The Youth Activist – Youth Allies (YA-YA) Network provides training and leadership experience to the next generation of activists in the movement for social and economic justice. YA-YA is a youth-driven, citywide, anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the LGBTQ+ community. We provide free (and often with stipend) core training to young activists.

Interested in becoming the leader you’ve always wanted to be? Apply to Empower.

The EMPOWER Fellowship program at YA-YA is rooted in the foundation of social justice advocacy; that we, ourselves, must take an active role in our own growth. Empower focuses on identity development, self-esteem, confidence building, and leadership training. Throughout the spring, Empower fellows will complete an intensive program that focuses on the following: (I) Self Awareness & Identity Development, (II) Social Justice & Unlearning, (III) Action & Allyship (IV) Action Project. During the Action Project stage, young folks will get the opportunity to engage in an advocacy project of their choice.


  • Must be between the ages of 15- 19 and living in New York City. Please do not apply if you are very outside of the age range or do not reside in NYC. if you have questions or concerns about this please indicate so in the
    very last question of the application.


  • Application is due September 8th (limited spots available)

  • Group Interviews will follow: from 4:30- 6:30 on September 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th
    Group interviews are the second stage of the application process after you send in your application and are accepted.

  • The program runs every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 Starting October 4th until March 24th (Orientation will run from 4:30- 7:00 on October 4th)


    If online:

  • Via Zoom

    ** The Empower Fellowship will move to online if trends within the Pandemic worsen, and a decision to transition to virtual programming is made throughout the YA-YA organization. **


  • The YA-YA Network

  • 135 W 36th St

  • PH Fl


    To be discussed during interviews

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The Youth Activist – Youth Allies Network Empower Fellowship Application

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