Our programs enable schools and other youth-serving organizations to create supportive, culturally responsive learning communities. We are committed to teens of color and other young adults whose voices need to be heard.
Our literacy-rich training model helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors and other professionals better connect with the teens they serve, while our youth writing programs and publications offer teens the opportunity to share their voice for other students.
95% of teachers say
OUR PROGRAMS HELP
STUDENTS UNDERSTAND SEL
92% felt better able to
create a space for students
to TALK ABOUT race
Our programs have
TWO MILLION YOUTH
Register to attend a professional development workshop designed and facilitated by YC. “The Experts are in the Room: Youth Voice in Culturally Responsive Education” registration is open now!
To demonstrate our commitment to New York City teens, YC is proud to offer subsidized pricing for all NYC DOE partners. Let’s create a brighter future for your students together. Reach out to [email protected] for details.
“Despite all my worries, the main debate raging in my mind was this: Would I keep this diagnosis from them, or risk the revelation and bear the consequences?” writes J.L in this new story about coming to terms with an Asperger’s diagnosis as a teen.
The lessons provided in the YC program were well-organized and thought-provoking. I appreciated listening to and reading about my students’ views on how to address the circumstances of the stories we read and for how they were not judgmental of the others or each other while engaging in student-led discussions of the stories.— TEACHER