Young Voices of DUSA
We are Passionate
About Empowering the Community
DUSA has partnered with the NYC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Through this initiative, we engage with a younger demographic, most of whom are high school and college students, and educate them about the importance of civic engagement and participation.
Our youth service learning program employs youth as young as 14 and adults in their early twenties. Participants do not simply work for DUSA, but also attend educational workshops at DUSA headquarters in New York that
During summer 2016, our team hosted over 110 youth. Collectively, they registered over 2,400 eligible voters over the course of six weeks.
On March 18, 2016, DUSA took part in the second annual Student Voter Registration Day in NYC, in partnership with NYC Votes and the New York Immigration Coalition.
DUSA team members presented a Department of Education approved curriculum to students and registered over 500 high school students to vote. We also participated in the fall iteration of this program in October 2016.