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New American Youth Leadership Council (NAYLC) is an initiative launched in 2021 in partnership with NPNA members which aims to expand youth leadership development to grow and sustain the field to advance full inclusion and integration of immigrants, refugees, and all marginalized communities. NAYLC prioritizes engagement of youth from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, and low income families who are often overlooked or don’t have access to networks that connect students to educational, vocational, or fellowship opportunities, critical for upward mobility.

  • 209

    from across the country participated in the inaugural New American Youth Leadership Council cohort

  • 92

    hours in the classroom space engaging in a first-of-its-kind curriculum where youth engage in storytelling, higher ed and career opportunities, and advocate for the rights of their communities

  • 2300
    hours of

    collectively, NAYLC youth completed 1750 hours of service outside of the classroom space with their local partner organizations

  • 100%

    of youth felt more prepared to enter higher education and/or career pathways after participation in NAYLC program

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