Join the Movement for Youth Voice. Make Change in Your Community.

Extended Deadline To Apply!

NEW ORLEANS YOUTH AGES 14-24, APPLY HERE BY 11:59 PM ON FRI. FEB 2, 2024!
3 OPPORTUNITIES.
1 APPLICATION.
SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO ABOUT: THE OPPORTUNITIES, APPLICATION TIMELINE & CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES

We are seeking passionate New Orleans youth, ages 14-24, who live, work, and/or learn in Orleans Parish to join us!

We all promote the power of Youth Voice. We build our skills to lead. We advise on how people, places, practices, and policies can become more youth-centered. We inform the direction and priorities of the 10-year, city-wide Youth Master Plan.

Each group does this through different projects, activities, and timelines. Scroll down to learn more.

YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

of the Children & Youth Planning Board (CYPB)

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

We inform the New Orleans Children & Youth Planning Board (CYPB) priorities and direction.

We act as ambassadors of New Orleans youth to CYPB, and of CYPB to our communities.

We raise, discuss, amplify, and address youth needs, interests, and solutions.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Change Makers who want to be part of a movement to raise Youth Voice and share power for better outcomes across all parts of young peoples’ lives.

Thinkers and Doers. We are seeking members to join current and soon-coming projects like: 

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
    plan, promote, host
  • Dismantling Adultism Ambassadors
    co-facilitate conversations & action plans
  • Youth Event, July 2024
    plan, promote, host

Other projects and opportunities emerge based on member priorities and interests!

WHAT ARE THE COMMITMENTS? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Show Up & Bring Your Voice. Participate in monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday, 10am-1pm at Cafe Reconcile. The member term is 1 year (February-December) with the option to extend beyond.

Attend additional project meetings, scheduled based on project need and member availability. Not to exceed 15 hours per month.

Get Paid. Receive a monthly stipend to honor your time, effort, and expertise. Amount is based on participation and deliverable.

REVOLUTIONARY RESEARCHERS

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

We are New Orleans youth asking big questions about youth experiences through youth-led research projects.

Our questions focus on Economic Stability, Space & Place, and Learning.

Our results will drive recommendations for action in our city, and they will inform the strategies and progress of the Youth Master Plan.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Question Askers who want to gather in other young peoples’ experiences, perspectives, and ideas about living in New Orleans.

Team Players who want to be part of youth-led squad to put a plan into action.

Meaning Makers who want to deliver youth-led research results to people with power — youth, community members, and organization leaders — to make change.

WHAT ARE THE COMMITMENTS? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Show Up. Participate in 2 Saturday meetings per month, 10am-2pm, February – July 2024.

Build the Story. Co-create and use research tools to ask questions of your own community to help tell the full story.

Get Paid. Receive a monthly stipend to honor your time, effort, and expertise. Amount is based on participation.

YOUTH VOICE WORKING GROUP

of the New Orleans Youth Master Plan

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

We are representatives of youth leadership groups from across the city who come together to promote the power of Youth Voice and amplify our expressions for positive change.

We do this through the Youth Connections podcast & social media campaign.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Change Makers who want to be part of a movement to raise Youth Voice and share power for better outcomes across all parts of young peoples’ lives.

Creative Forces who want to speak, show, and share the truth about the experiences, expressions, ideas, and dreams of New Orleans youth.

WHAT ARE THE COMMITMENTS? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Show Up & Bring Your Voice. Participate in monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday, 10am-1pm at Cafe Reconcile.

Attend additional project meetings, scheduled based on project need and member availability.

Get Paid. Receive a monthly stipend to honor your time, effort, and expertise. Amount is based on participation.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Jan. 11, 2024: Frist Round of Application Due at 11:59pm

Jan. 17, 2024: Select Applicants Receive Invitation to Panel Interview

Jan. 24, 2024: Panel Interview (Weeknight Option)

Jan. 27, 2024: Panel Interview (Saturday Option)

Jan. 31, 2024: First-Round Finalists Receive Invitation to Join

Feb. 2, 2024: Extended Deadline for Additional Applications

Feb. 7, 2024: Panel Interview (Added Weeknight Option)

Feb. 17, 2024: Panel Interview (Added Saturday Option)

Feb. 21, 2024: Second-Round Finalists Receive Invitation to Join

Feb. 24, 2024: New Member Orientation & Matching

QUESTIONS?

Reach out to maggie@nolacypb.org with any questions/comments & a CYPB team member will respond!