Real Stories
Real Change

YC provides Programming and professional development based on true stories from teens.

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.

AMPLIFYING YOUTH VOICES

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.

SEL Programs AND TRAINING


Programming and professional development for
adults who work with teens.

Youth Stories


Read real teen stories and learn more about our opportunities for teens.

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


REACHED OVER
TWO MILLION YOUTH

Happening Now

Bring yc stories and programming to your school

Learn more about YC’s social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and professional development for staff. Centering culturally responsive education and transformative SEL in our work, we also offer CTLE hours for our NY education partners.

2nd annual spring benefit on may 30th

YC will host a spring benefit to raise money for its important work elevating youth voice! We are proud to be honoring YC alumna Edwidge Danticat – a two-time National Book Award nominee, MacArthur genius award winning novelist. Please save the date and join us for food, drinks, and a short program highlighting our youth and alumni.

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