Student Virtual Board

The Student Virtual Board plans and guides YCD’s virtual programming, and centers youth voice for the direction of the organization.

YCD’s Student Virtual Board is charged with guiding YCD’s programming to be offered on virtual platforms. Student members join for one semester at a time, and meet weekly to plan and host virtual events.

Last year, this group put on a virtual festival featuring over 20 youth-led conversations on a variety of topics; see videos and more information from the festival here. This group is also in charge of the Teens Talk Podcast, launched in August 2021, to elevate youth voice on the critical issues facing teens today.

YCD’s Student Virtual Board is proudly sponsored by

National Sponsor

RBC Wealth Management

Silver Sponsors

Teens Talk Podcast Epsidoes

Stay informed of new episodes on your favorite podcast provider: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube.

Teens Talk: Immigration Reform

In this first episode, Board member Elizabeth M. interviews activist Marissa Molina about immigration reform and DACA, and what immigration justice looks like.

Student Virtual Board Members – Fall 2021

Camille
Lakewood, CO

Alexandria
Rio Rancho, NM

Cristina
Colorado Springs, CO

Mireya
Colorado Springs, CO

Joshua
Denver, CO

Tinajah
Brooklyn, NY

Andrea
Brighton, CO

Sophie
Albuquerque, NM

Jay
Commerce City, CO

Dylan
Houston, TX

Ana
Gypsum, CO

Karina
Leadville, CO

Maura
Sandia Park, NM

Aryanna
Gypsum, CO

Marlina
Edgewood, NM

Rediet
Aurora, CO

Grace
Broomfield, CO

Brisa
Gypsum, CO

Ashley
Colorado Springs, CO

Luna
Albuquerque, NM

Kimberly
Rifle, CO

Tanni
Hackensack, NJ

Destanesh
Lyons, CO

Hayley
Colorado Springs, CO

Ella
Denver, CO

Wryan
Colorado Springs, CO

Maya
Highlands Ranch, CO

Apply for the Student Virtual Board

The Virtual Board is open to any teen who will be a high school student during the 2021-22 school year, anywhere in the United States. All meetings are held in virtual spaces so teens can participate from anywhere.

If you are ready to work with teens from across the country to advance inclusion and justice, sign up for the Student Virtual Board! Applications for Fall 2021 are now closed, but you can apply at any time for Spring 2021.

Contact Info

For more information about the YCD Student Virtual Board, contact either organizer for the program:

Zaira Najera Rodriguez

Organizer – Student Virtual Board
St. Louis, Missouri
(970) 361-8151
zaira.najera15@gmail.com

Hannah Shapiro

Hannah Shapiro

Organizer – Student Virtual Board
Chicago, Illinois
(847) 858-3595
hshapiro@ycdiversity.org