Urban Youth Collaborative
- New York
Led by students, the Urban Youth Collaborative brings together NYC students to fight for real educational justice that puts students first. Demanding a high quality education for all students, our young people fight for social, economic, and racial justice in our schools and communities through local and citywide strategies. As a coalition, UYC strives to empower young people to directly challenge and shift the school-to-prison pipeline and build a strong youth voice that can ensure our high schools prepare students to go to college, earn a living wage, and work for justice in society. Since its creation in 2004, UYC has been an important grassroots voice for improving the city’s high school graduation rates and transforming what is too often the punitive culture inside struggling high schools in low-income communities of color.