Young Governors is a youth organizing program model that hires and trains teens to be Community Organizers and address issues in their community.
The program was created by Delia Kim and started in Spring 2011. The teenagers who join the program meet at New Life Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) in Elmhurst, Queens.
"Equipping youth with the tools they need to create positive changes with their peers, families, community, and the world."
Through this program model, youth will be seen as the vehicles for change in the community, instead of the problem, as is often the case in today’s society. They will be empowered to be the advocates, organizers, and educators among their peers through workshops, projects, and service.