We are more than a Demographic.

Giving the youth a voice in the government. Join the movement!

YNC's mission is to increase youth awareness and youth impact on

local, state, and national political and legislative issues that affect

and relate to youth of the United States.


Legislative Issues

Public School Funding

Public school funding in the United States is from federal, state, and local sources. In fact, nearly half of the findings come from the local citizens’ property taxes. As such, people get unequal education based on their tax deductibles, which is based on socioeconomic status. U.S. citizens are committed to the idea of equal opportunity. However, the disparity from differences income violates the notion that public education can and should be provided equality for all students across the nation. Legal efforts to reform this issue have been minimal at all levels. The ignorance regarding funding discrepancies are increasing rapidly. States have been forced into action to create all types of laws to prevent the achievement gap.

Achievement Gap

Achievement gap is the academic discrepancies among different ethnic groups. The gap is measured in the standardize tests, average GPA, high school graduation, college acceptance rates, and various other things. It is responsibility of the U.S. government to ensure the equal education and improve academic performance of all students. In 2001 the, No Child Left Behind Act was passed to minimize and to raise the awareness of this disparities and help decrease them. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the state, district or school to decide what to do with this law.

Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB)

Students not only deserve a voice in their education. Students need to be given the opportunity to speak no only at public hearings but have a consistent advocate for their best interest.
For years, students all over the US students, teachers, board members, and various other people have lobbied in support of extended Student Member on the Board Education (SMOB) voting rights. The SMOB is a board member, and it is only fair that our SMOB be treated like one but unfortunately, this is not the case. It is only fair that the SMOB be able to vote on other major issues such as school closings, budget, collective bargaining, and redistricting.

Standardized Testing

The No Child Left Behind Act mandated annual standardized testing in every state in order to help track progress in U.S. schools. There is much debate over their effectiveness and whether they add to, or detract from, the education of our nation’s 49.5 million public school students.

Voting Age

In most jurisdictions across the United States, the voting age is the same as the age of majority (18 in most locations). This document outlines arguments in favor, and opposed to, lowering the voting age below the age of majority. One example is Takoma Park, MD, where the minimum age required in order to vote in municipal elections was lowered to 16.

National Budget: Education

Globally, America's ranking in education has taken a plunge. According to a 2010 report, we are 25th in math and 17th in science. Although we are the richest nation, we certainly do not use much of those riches to invest in our future.


Resources

The Guardian

The Guardian's Website: is a British national daily newspaper offering nonpartisan insights on America's current issues

Washington Post

Washington Post: one of the leading daily newspaper in America with deep analysis on politics, business, and world national news.

National Journal

National Journal: " National Journal has been Washington’s premier source of nonpartisan insight on politics and policy for more than four decades."

The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report: the man is a legend. Nothing else needs to be stated.


Kofi Annan:

"No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline."


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About Us: Meet the team

Sareana

President & Founder

Minkyu

Chair

Kevin

Sr. Vice President PR Chief Technical Officer & Webmaster

Ryan

Vice-Chair

Medha

Chief Operating Officer

David

East Coast Regional Director

Eric

Maryland Deputy Director of Finance

Grace

California State Director

Cameron

Maryland State Director

Karla

Maryland Deputy Director of Communications

Want to know more? | Youth for National Change's Core Beliefs

1. We are more than a demographic.
Youth is not just a group people. We are the future of the USA.

2. Youth are powerful.
We are the emission of change in society. We can empower one youth at a time to make a change and become an active part in society.

3. Break norms, not laws.
YNC respects relationships with federal, state, and local governmental regulations. However, this does not prevent the organization from taking risks and being bold in fighting for what the youth believes in.

4. Focus on impact.
Focus is key to any organization. YNC is undoubtedly committed to measurable goals.

5. Challenge the laws.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make suggestions. As youth, we need to be able to voice our opinions no matter what.



Our Vision | Future of America's Youth

YNC envisions a society where youth are able to make an impact on local, state, and national political and legislative issues in the United States. We will able to be able to let youth be the emission of change in the world they acquire.

Our Goals | Our Dream

YNC wants to overall provide high-quality, effective, and representative advocacy on behalf of the American youth. YNC would also like to increase its spectrum of reach to the youth of America.

Who We Are | A little About us

We are not Republicans. We are not Democrats. We are a bi-partisan and non-partisan organization of youth leaders who support and advocate for each other regardless of party or ideology for a better future of America. Our goal is collective voice at all levels of government to become something greater. We plan network of grassroots organizers and volunteers to show that we are more than a demographic.


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