“The Ones Left Behind,” December 3, 2018, Brooklyn Public Library

“The Ones Left Behind,” December 3, 2018, Brooklyn Public Library

Teens Take Charge is a student-led movement for educational equity in New York City. 

 

Too often, decisions about our schools are made without our voices. No longer. This growing coalition of high school students from across the five boroughs will not rest until our public school system lives up to its promise of providing us an equitable education.

Through oral & written testimony, discussions with policymakers, and interactive events, we — the students of New York City — are taking our schools & futures into our hands. 

Are you a NYC high school student? Join us by filling out this form.


Teens Take Charge was co-founded in 2017 by Nelson Luna and Whitney Stephenson.

Watch the video below to learn more about our origin story.


Teens Take Charge is a program of The Bell.

Our sister program is the Miseducation podcast. Listen to the latest episode below!