Thank you for your interest in NYEC's second Action Hour! We seek applications from young adults, age 16-24, particularly those who are current or former opportunity youth. Please submit a proposal for of ongoing or proposed projects that advances your civic engagement, advocacy, business ventures, or projects benefiting your community.
We will invite a limited number of applicants to present at All Youth Connecting (June 21-24), with each presenter receiving $500 each. Audience members will vote on awarding an additional $300-500 to presenters. During the Action Hour in June, the Forum’s attendees will give feedback and support to the young adult awardees’ projects. This will be an opportunity for the awardees to propose ways to advance their projects, seek more funding and support for attendees and showcase their talents. The grants allocated to the young adults would help advance their civic engagement, activism, advocacy, community needs, artistry, etc.
You must be willing to present at the All Youth Connecting Forum, and participate in at least one prep session ahead of the convening. In addition to the proposal questions below, feel free to add some color to your proposal by submitting a video below or tweeting a short video to us at @TheNYEC.
May 14: Action Hour application closes
May 24: Action Hour Grantees selected and notified via email
May 24-June 21: Prep Grantees for Annual Forum/Begin awarding money
The National Youth Employment Coalition is an equal opportunity organization that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, color, gender identify, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
We are especially interested in applicants that reflect the lived experience and characteristics of the young people to which NYEC is deeply committed, including but not limited to people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.