Get Involved


Join our growing national movement – there are many ways you can get involved!

Join OYU

Are you committed to ending discrimination and injustice, and to building a society based on love, community and responsibility for all? Join us to receive monthly updates on how we’re showing up, standing up, and speaking up to increase opportunity and decrease poverty. We will invite you to join us for various opportunities and actions.


Join a Community Action Team

OYU Community Action Teams (CATs) are local coalitions of young leaders and youth-serving organizations that mobilize to uplift their voices in the political process.

If there is no local CAT in your community, contact Lashon Amado to see if one is in formation or if you can help start one.

Join us as a Local Team Leader for the Reconnecting Youth Campaign

OYUnited is a co-facilitator of the Reconnecting Youth Campaign (RYC), a collaborative national campaign calling on Congress to invest in America’s future by funding 1 million pathways to education, training, national service and employment opportunities for Opportunity Youth, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work.

We’re looking for Local Team Leaders to develop relationships with and foster champions among elected officials in support of the campaign. Please contact Dorothy Stoneman ([email protected]) to learn more about becoming a Local Team Leader.


Invite Us to Your Events

There are many young leaders from OYU and our Sponsoring Organizations who would benefit from and contribute great energy and skill to events focused on social justice, opportunity, and community development. We can also provide tables for voter registration and OYU membership recruitment.

Please contact Kimberly Pham if you would like to invite young leaders to your event.

Register to Vote

It’s easy. Our TurboVote system helps you register to vote, find information on local elections, sign up to get alerts, and boost your civic engagement! Every vote counts.


Join as a Sponsoring Organization

If you belong to a national organization that provides direct job training, education, national service, and/or leadership training to Opportunity Youth, please consider joining as a Sponsoring Organization. For more information, please contact Dorothy Stoneman.

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