National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) for Refugees and Newcomers
Following several Executive Orders, and in line with the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) strategic priorities centering on the lived experience of the clients served, ORR launched the NYLC. The NYLC creates the opportunity for refugee and newcomer youth to share their resettlement experience directly with ORR through monthly virtual guided listening sessions and round table discussions. NYLC meetings will include a variety of topics, such as community support and resilience, civic engagement, leadership, professional development, mental health, addressing systemic racism, prejudice and discrimination, and other topics identified by the youth on issues in their respective communities. Participating youth will also be encouraged to further their education and leadership skills through the NYLC.
ORR will be accepting applications for the inaugural NYLC through March 24, 2023. Once ORR selects the first cohort, the first NYLC will commence in late April, running through the end of September 2023.
For more information and application details, visit ORR’s website.