Youth Social Change Fellowship
Now, more than ever, we need activists in our world. Join our series of youth-led, youth-centered activism and discussion workshops and groups!
Registration is open for our Spring 2023 Semester! See the Register Now page for more info!
About the Fellowship
Wondering how you, as a young person, can help make change in your communities? Join us to learn how.
Confused about where to start? Join our groups designed to explore this question and others. This program will introduce you to the ideas and methods of social change. We’ll examine why change-making is important, how you can go about making change (in many different ways), and explore how your specific talents, ideas, and interests can align for effective change-making. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the state of the world as it is, confused about where to focus your efforts, interested in how you might be able to make an impact, or just curious about social change, this course is for you! Registration is open for our next semester, and if you're already involved in activism work, we would LOVE facilitator applications. To apply, see the "Join Us" page.
How It Works
Select a Fellowship
Groups of up to 10 Students
We offer three fellowships, designed for different age groups. Explore our course, find your fit, and sign up!
We have not yet sorted out our next semester’s dates, but registration is still open now!
See our Register Now! Page for more information on registering!
We are keeping groups small to invite discussion and foster community. Groups will meet once a week for roughly 90 minutes, or a hour and a half.
Meetings will be online over Zoom.
Meetings will consist of activities and discussions revolving around a weekly topic, ranging from personal stakes to change-making strategies.
Each group will have a facilitator—meaning a young person involved in activism work and with education experience, who has been previously involved with YSCF.
Basic Participant Fee: $50*
Participant & Sponsor Fee: $100
If you have the means, please consider sponsoring
a fellow student's costs.
*If this fee is not an option for you, we ask that you pay what you can to support our work. However, we completely understand if you cannot pay these fees.
What Participants Say
I feel like this course has given me the confidence to go about making change.
This has been the experience of a lifetime, and I'll use what I have learned to create a better place!
Before I thought I was too young to make change, but now I know there are small ways and big ways an 8-year-old can make change.
YSCF provides a unique opportunity to become educated before acting out. This is so useful because if you think about it, you learn how to become a scientist before you become one. Here, you learn to be an activist before you become one.
This course proved to be the highlight of my year. Before I took this course, I knew that I wanted to make change, but I had no idea how... and YSCF helped ground me.
I am not as afraid to take something on that I want to change because I know what tools to use now.
Before this course, "change" was just an abstract concept that seemed somewhat unattainable. This course gave me actual, tangible strategies.
Hearing other peoples' ideas also helped me understand how we all think and how all our ideas are so different yet will still work together to sculpt a better future for all of us.