The Teen Activist Project (TAP) is an exciting youth program that engages NYC teens as organizers and peer educators on civil rights and civil liberties. TAP members work on a range of advocacy issues including the rights of pregnant and parenting teens, student’s rights, racial justice, LGBTQ right, etc. TAP is a great opportunity for young people interested in law, health care, social justice issues and community organizing.
To apply, you should:
- be between the ages of 14 and 21 in the NYC area, and currently enrolled in High School or a GED program
- be available to meet every Monday from 4:15 – 6:15 pm at our office in lower Manhattan
- be interested in student and youth rights, health and social justice
- be committed to meeting and presenting workshops throughout the week
- be interested in current social events and how they impact young people
Note: Students of all backgrounds are eligible for the program, regardless the immigration status.
What will I get out of participating?
- starting salary is $10 per hour (limit 30 hours per semester)v or community service hours
- leadership, public speaking, and community organizing skills
- knowledge about the law and how it affects young people
For more details, visit: http://www.nyclu.org/issues/youth-and-student-rights/teen-activist-project