NYRA Kicks Off Summer 2016 With Fellowship Orientation

Posted by on June 15th, 2016

This past weekend NYRA held a 3-day orientation for this year’s NYRA fellows. The orientation, held in Washington, DC, covered a wide range of topics including NYRA issues and strategies for going forward. The lecture sessions were integrated with great discussions about youth rights — their individual importance as well as their impact on each […]

You are invited to NYRA’s 2010 Annual Meeting!

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010

Who: You What: 2010 NYRA Annual Meeting When: August 7 & 8 Where: 1601 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20009 In less than a month, NYRA’s 2010 Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, DC. This is the event where dozens of the nation’s most active youth rights advocates will gather together to hone their skills, […]

Annual Meeting & Election News

Posted by on June 18th, 2010

The 2010 Annual Meeting has been moved to Washington, DC. With less than two months to go till the annual meeting the NYRA Board of Directors decided that Washington, DC was the more affordable and convenient option for the meeting this year. We apologize for any disruption this may have caused to anyone’s travel plans, […]

The First Annual National Youth Rights Day was a Success!

Posted by on April 26th, 2010

We are pleased to have received a number of sponsoring member organizations for our first celebration of National Youth Rights Day, as well as future annual events to come, 16 groups altogether. The most successful and prominent live event occurred at our headquarters in Washington D.C. The local celebration featured a Prohibition Party, held at […]

#16tovote on the 16th a success!

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010

Last month NYRA board member, Katrina Moncure announced plans to organize an awareness campaign for lowering the voting age. Named #16tovote on the 16th, the campaign had its first even on the 16th of February. Youth rights supporters are encouraged to “tweet” about lowering the voting age on Twitter and include the hashtag #16tovote. For […]

NYRA Sponsors First National Youth Rights Day

Posted by on November 19th, 2009

NYRA advisor Robert Epstein and NYRA Executive Director Alex Koroknay-Palicz have created the first National Youth Rights Day. The day, the first of its kind, will take place on April 14, 2010. This ground breaking event promises to be an opportunity to come together for the movement and a chance to bring youth rights into […]

Money Bomb Planned for October 28-29

Posted by on October 23rd, 2009

The 2009 edition of America’s Giving Challenge has begun on Facebook Causes, and NYRA is serious about winning. Grants will be distributed to organizations that attract the most donors during the one month contest, with a top prize of $50,000 to the winning organization. Each day during the contest the organization with the most donors […]

Teens Rally in Gainesville for their Rights

Posted by on October 23rd, 2009

Leaders from the National Youth Rights Association – Southeast Florida chapter and NYRA’s project the Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth joined local youth rights activists in Gainesville, FL for a teen rights rally yesterday. By all accounts the rally was well attended and exciting for all in attendance. The rally was organized […]

2009 NYRA Annual Meeting Agenda Released!

Posted by on July 17th, 2009

Saturday 9 – 9:30 – Opening remarks by NYRA-Southeast Florida President, Jeff Nadel 9:30 – 10:30 – History of the idea of childhood by Georgetown Professor, Dr. Heather Voke 10:30 – 11:30 – Schoolhouse Diplomacy by ZSRU founder, Steve Ross 11:30 – 12:30 – A training from Youth Venture on how NYRA chapters can apply […]

2009 NYRA Annual Meeting Almost Upon Us

Posted by on July 8th, 2009

That time of year is almost upon us: the NYRA annual meeting, where NYRA members and youth rights activists from across the country gather to discuss youth rights issues, plan strategy for the coming year, and of course to have fun with some of the most awesome people on earth. There will be a full […]

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.