Eskolta Youth Advisory Board

Help improve schools in your city and beyond!

By becoming a member of Eskolta’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB), you will have an important role in shaping how educators and schools support young people in culturally responsive and sustaining ways.

The YAB collaborates with Eskolta in the following ways:

  1. Helping to make sure Eskolta programs are designed to best support youth and communities and aligned to the actual needs as defined by the communities themselves. 
  2. Serving on Eskolta panels and supporting other community events to advocate on behalf of transfer school youth and communities.

If you are a current NYC transfer school student or alumni excited to give voice to the student experience of school, apply!


Through activities and discussions, meetings with professionals, guest speakers, YAB members will gain:

  • Stipend money
  • Leadership training 
  • Connections with other YAB members
  • Access to internships
  • Financial literacy training
  • Connections to mentors, resources, and skill-development to support success after high school

Required Qualifications

  1. Ability to meet once a month for 1-2 hours, with the flexibility to meet 1-2 more times per month when extra opportunities arise
  2. Desire to collaborate with other youth leaders and educators
  3. Are between the ages of 14-21

Eskolta invites applicants of all backgrounds.

Written/Video Submission

Submit the following information in writing or a short video (via a link to your recording).

Personal Information

  • Name
  • Age
  • Grade Level
  • Pronouns
  • Name of the school

What is something you want us to know about you?

Deadline: November 15, 2021. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

About Eskolta

Eskolta School Research and Design is a nonprofit that works with educators to foster cultures of compassion, respect, and high expectations in public schools. Through our coaching, professional development, and research models, we aim for both teachers and students to feel supported and valued, and to be afforded true opportunities to succeed. We envision learning spaces and systems grounded in connection, joy, self-reflection, integrity, collaboration, critical action and trust that center the humanity and contributions of BIPOC and other marginalized communities. 

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