Do you work with youth who are interested in gaining skills in leadership, advocacy, and/or civic engagement? Then request a FREE workshop from YouthAction’s Peer Trainers to advance the group’s goals!

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* 1. Let us know who you are!

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* 2. Peer Trainings are conducted on Tuesdays during the after-school hours (between 4pm - 6pm). Please tell us on which Tuesday you would like the training. 


(In come cases, we may be able to accommodate a training on a day other than Tuesday. E-mail to inquire)

Preferred Date

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* 3. While we will try our hardest to accommodate your chosen date, it would be helpful to have some alternates in case we are already booked. Please provide your choice for an alternate date.

Alternate Date 

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* 4. We can hold trainings at Citizens Committee for Children's headquarters in lower Manhattan or at your site, as long as it is located within the 5 boroughs.

Where would you like to hold the training?

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* 5. What is the age group of the participants?

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* 6. How many participants do you anticipate at the training?

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* 7. Which training would you like to request? Descriptions below:


Fair and Accurate: Get Involved in the 2020 Census **NEW**
Raise awareness in your school and community about a topic that impacts all New Yorkers: The 2020 Census. This workshop teaches youth about how the U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years, determines both where legislative district boundaries are drawn AND how hundreds of billions of dollars are allocated at the federal, state, and local level.

Students will:

  • Use online data mapping tools to determine which communities in NYC are most at risk of an undercount
  • Analyze statistics to uncover disparities and think critically about the equity issues at play
  • Brainstorm what strategies and tactics they can use to advocate against a 2020 Census undercount on an individual, community, and systems level.

Advocacy 101
Learn what advocacy is, why it is important, and how to do it. This hour long workshop is structured to answer questions about advocacy, get you thinking about issues you may want to advocate for, and help you figure out where to start!
Mapping Community Needs and Assets
This training is geared toward high school students and is perfect for student leadership groups, community service clubs, and youth who are interested in using data to inform their advocacy and activism. During this workshop, participants will:
  • Reflect upon their lived experience within their neighborhoods and create Community Mind Maps to illustrate their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes about that community.
  • Learn about CCC’s data on child-wellbeing, including the Community Risk Ranking, Keeping Track, and Asset Mapping.
  • Practice working with our online tool:
  • Develop an understanding of how to use the lived experiences of community residents plus data to assess community needs.
**Please note that this workshop requires access to laptops/computers for every 2-3 students.***

Finding Your Civic Voice
This training is designed to empower young people to have a voice in government long before they are able to vote. This non-partisan workshop delves into the structure and function of New York City government, with emphasis on opportunities for youth to be heard by those with the power to shape the policies that impact our lives. Participants will learn about Community Boards, Participatory Budgeting, and other pathways for civic engagement that are open to youth under the age of 18.

Create Your Own
We are open to your thoughts and would love the challenge of designing a workshop to meet your needs. This includes multiple sessions, a series over time, or fitting into your program by building toward a larger project.

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* 8. Use this space for your comments, questions, and concerns. Someone from the CCC team will reach out within 1 week to discuss your request!

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