Get PAID to help teens in NYC! Fulfill community service requirements for school! Work with a diverse group of motivated and committed teens!
The Harlem Youth Court is now accepting applications for our next cohort. Youth ages 14-18 years old who reside in New York City can apply to become Youth Court Members. Youth Court members participate in an informative and fun eight week summer training program where they learn about restorative justice and how the justice system in NYC works. Teens learn to perform the functions of the Youth Court by practicing the roles of judges, jurors, community advocate, and youth advocate. Once trained, Youth Court members will hear actual low-level juvenile delinquency matters referred from courts, prosecutors, and schools. Members earn a stipend during their term of service.
We hope that you will help us in our recruitment effort by distributing the application to any interested youth, displaying the attached flier and by forwarding this email to parents, youth and youth serving organizations. There is no experience necessary, and youth who have been involved in the justice or child welfare system are also encouraged to apply. Youth Court membership is a fun way to work as part of a diverse team of other highly motivated and committed youth who want to make a difference. Youth Court is also a unique service experience that will look good on a college application. The priority application deadline is March 31, 2014. Don’t wait as these paid positions are highly competitive!
If you have any questions about the program or would be interested in having staff from the Harlem Youth Court present at your school, agency or house of worship please contact me.