NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG LEADERS
The National Council of Young Leaders serves as Opportunity Youth United’s steering committee.
They work to ensure youth voice, youth-action, and youth leadership are vital in shaping a culture where all people and their experiences are valued to help shape and implement solutions. With strong commitment to opportunity youth, they lead the Opportunity Youth United movement to create a platform and space for opportunity youth and their allies to organize and mobilize around OY issues and needs.
COMMUNITY ACTION TEAMS
Community Action Teams (CATs) are local coalitions of young leaders and youth-serving organizations that mobilize their communities to become civically engaged and build collective power. The CATs are each led by a highly respected local anchor organization selected by OYUnited staff in consultation with local community leaders.
OYUnited Community Leaders are young adults who grew up facing poverty, transcended those conditions, and have demonstrated extraordinary individual catalytic leadership, building local constituencies, organizations, or events dedicated to opportunity and responsibility for all.
Opportunity Youth United is staffed by a small and diverse team of dedicated professionals who share the vision and principles of OYUnited’s National Council of Young Leaders.
Our Sponsoring Organizations are national non-profit organizations that have built superb education, job-training, and service programs across the country for Opportunity Youth and serve as trusted partners of OYUnited.
We are grateful for the foundations and individuals that believe in strengthening the civic voice of young adults and low-income communities and have funded the National Council and Opportunity Youth United since 2012.
Many organizations share our vision and provide specific resources and platforms for young leaders to grow, learn, unite with others, and strengthen their impact.