Youth Action produces socially responsible leadership among middle & high school students by providing them with training, socially responsible leadership mentorship, and funding to increase their social awareness of community concerns and lead service initiatives in their communities. Learn more about our programs and how to get involved below.
“Youth Action made me perfectly competent to be a leader anywhere I go. I am comfortable with being an active leader taking control over a project or group, and I am also comfortable being a passive leader without saying a word.”
Amir White-Thompson ILP ’17
Academy at Palumbo
Youth Action shaped my way of understanding leadership and service in my community by allowing me to identify myself as a human rights activist. I’m not afraid to fight for what our community needs. From Youth Action, I have become a better orator and a more confident leader.
Ivanie Cedeno ILP ’15
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
“A very important thing I have learned from Youth Action is the importance of perseverance. If you fail at first, keep trying. I apply this in school with subjects I may not understand at first. I persevere by studying and trying to re-apply techniques.”