About Our Programs
Focusing on Policy Advocacy and Civic Education
When people talk about youth’s civic education or leadership, usually the first things come to our minds are community services, volunteering or voting right. However, a lot more can be done to champaign our young generations to be lifelong civic leaders who bring impact to the world:
The goal of the Young American Policy Advocates (YAPA) program is to help youth become engaged citizens by understanding social issues affecting their lives and their role and responsibility in solving them, as well as providing the tools and platform to study and improve local policies.
In addition, throughout the four components of the YAPA program, elected officials and community advocates are invited to speak and share their perspectives on certain issues, their careers, or current affairs.