The Young Civic Leaders Project is an 11-month paid internship. The goal of the program is to raise up, politicize, encourage and activate the next generation of leaders. The Young Civic Leaders (YCL’s) are molded into agents of change in their communities through a series of training, workshops, project-based learning opportunities, and collaborations and more. Upon completion of program, graduation,  Young Civic Leaders are eligible for a scholarship from MassVOTE.



Contact YCL Coordinator J.Cottle at

for more information!

Voter Registration Training/Drive

Best practices and strategies for effective voter registration efforts.

Why Vote?

Explores barriers to voting and how to address them. 

Fake News!

Understanding how news works and how to avoid misinformation in the age of social media. 

Know Your Rights

Understanding the Bill of Rights and its context in today's society, and how it may not apply to all citizen's equally.

Get Through

Understanding how each branch of the US Government corresponds with each other and why checks and balances exist.

Majority Rules

Exploring how negotiating is rarely cut and dry. Progress requires an open mind, especially in an age of hyper-partisanship. 

Join the VOTE16 Coalition!

For resources, or information on joining the cohort, email Marianna at

New Youth Congress Summit

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Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must be mid-year freshmen, sophomores, and high school juniors

  • Commitment to participate in both the school year and summer sessions. 

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5


School Year Session:


From October to June, each YCL member commits to working a minimum of  10 hours per week with mandatory Saturdays from 10-4pm. Program Expectations: The program aims to develop young civic leader that will learn, share, and develop new tools to enhance civic participation in their school, community or network. YCL’s will receive training in: Civics, Advocacy/Lobbying, Organizing, Debate, Event Production/Project Management, Workshop Development/Curriculum Design, Institutional Partnerships/Networking, and Fundraising/Grant-Writing. 

If you have questions, please contact YCL Coordinator, J. Cottle, at


 41 West St #700

 Boston, MA,02111

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