UPCOMING EVENT: December 3

This year, Teens Take Charge is amplifying the voices of students being left behind in the nation's largest and most segregated school system.

58,000 NYC teens attend 155 small high schools where, on average, just 1 in 8 classmates passed the 8th grade state English exam.
• That's more than triple the enrollment of the city's specialized high schools.
• Those students are 93% Black and Hispanic and overwhelmingly low income. 
• Almost all of those schools have college readiness rates below 20%.

Join us on December 3 for an evening of student testimony that cannot be erased.


 "We Regret to Inform You," March 29, 2018 at the Brooklyn Public Library

"We Regret to Inform You," March 29, 2018 at the 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.