Youth Educating and Advocating for Voting (YEAV)
An initiative of ADE's Project Vote & Live
About YEAV
Youth Educating and Advocating for Voting (YEAV) is a program initiative of the Alliance for Diversity & Excellence. During the summer of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 22 rising and graduated seniors from nine New Orleans public and private schools came together for a four-week "boot camp". They gained essential tools to enable them to lead their peers and communities to fully participate in the democratic process, focusing on attaining greater social and economic justice.

In the 2020 fall election cycle YEAV aims to:
1. Increase New Orleans youth voter turnout by more than 10%
2. Use civic education to convert high-potential voters to highly-consistent voters who reliably turn out for the 2020 election cycle

YEAV's mission is to educate diverse individuals between 16 and 25 years old on voting rights by providing the tools to be responsible and engaged citizens.

YEAV envisions all 18 to 25-year-olds in New Orleans will be educated and active voters.
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"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution."
-Huey Newton
Schedule of YEAV Events
September - November 2020
Thursday, September 3
1:30 PM - Press Conference at McDonogh 35 announcing YEAV events, featuring OPSB President Ethan Ashley. Watch the video here.
Saturday, September 26
6:00 PM - Drive-in Movie + Voter Registration Drive at McDonogh 35
Wednesday, October 7th
8 pm, Vice Presidential Debate Watching Interaction
Tuesday, October 20th - Tuesday, October 27th
Biking to the Polls for Early Voting. Join an organized group or take a photo of yourself with your bike in front of your polling place. #YEAV
Thursday, October 22nd
8 pm, Presidential Debate Watching Interaction
Tuesday, November 3rd
6:30 pm, Food Truck Fest (location TBD). Enter for free with your "I Voted" sticker. TVs will be showing election results coverage.
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