NY Civil Liberties Union: Teen Activist Project (TAP)

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



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