2023-24 Application Opens Today! Youth Food Advocates

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We’re now accepting applications for 2023-24 Youth Food Advocates (YFA)!

The YFA application is open May 15 through June 15   Apply Online
Youth Food Advocates (YFA) is ideal for young people who are interested in systemic change in New York City food systems, with a focus on school food.  

This year, our youth leaders have:
– Planned and created monthly social media campaigns.
Testified before NYC council
– Led lunch improvement campaigns at their schools
– Published the YFA Newsletter – Issue 6
– And so much more!

The program is ideal for young people interested in: 
– Becoming school food experts
– Gaining advocacy skills for a better school food system
– Learning about and improving NYC food policy
– Making an impact in their school communities and citywide
  Download the Youth Food Advocates flyer  
Important 2023 Dates & Info
– Thursday June 15 11:59pm: Application closes
– Acceptance letters are sent after 4th of July
– New members have 2 weeks to accept

Summer Leadership Training
– Monday, August 21, 2023 to Friday, August 25, 2023
– All materials, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and metrocards are provided
– In-person, in lower Manhattan (FiDi), details TBD
– 100% attendance required

YFA members complete about 100 hours of programming from August to June
– Foundational in-person weeklong summer leadership training
– Virtual weekly planning meetings during the school year
– Four in-person workshop days throughout the year
– YFA members receive up to $550 stipend, in two disbursements in January and June  

Apply Now!    

About Youth Food Advocates Community Food Advocates is growing the next generation of food justice leaders by doing a deep dive into the policies that shape our food system. We provide experiential learning opportunities where young people develop the skills to fully engage in the policy making process and create systemic change in the nation’s largest school system. Learn more.    
Our Contact Information
Community Food Advocates
115 Broadway, 5th Floor, c/o WeWork
New York, NY 10006