Young people are a critical component of Cities United's mission to eliminate the violence that disproportionately impacts Black men and boys in America and as Marissa Pittman YLF '23 says, "the power of young people is unmatched."
So, how can young people get started with Cities United?
Sign the Pledge & Join the Network. By signing the Pledge and joining the Young Leader Congress Network, young people can become active participants in shaping the policies and programs that impact their lives.
Attend Young Leader Congress Events. Attending Young Leader Congress youth voice engagements provides them with an opportunity to connect with other young leaders and exchange ideas on how to make a positive impact in their communities.
Apply to the Cities United Young Leader Fellowship. Additionally, applying to a cohort of the Cities United Young Leader Fellowship program enables young people to gain the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to become effective leaders in the fight against violence. Applications open every October.
Young people are crucial to the success of Cities United, and their involvement is vital to achieving our shared goal of creating safe, healthy, and hopeful communities for all.