The Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program is a voter-themed teen competition designed to energize a population of new voters through spoken word poetry. The program is coordinated by the CFB and its partner Urban Word, and open to NYC students ages 16-19. The program culiminates in a voter-themed poetry slam at which the next NYC Youth Poet Laureate is selected by a panel of expert judges.
Registration of new US citizens
The CFB facilitates voter registration of new US citizens by attending naturalization ceremonies throughout the year. CFB staff distribute voter registration forms, assist new citizens with completing their registration, and hand out pamphlets to help educate new citizens about the importance of voting.
Your Vote Counts is a joint campaign of the CFB, the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, and NBC4 New York/Telemundo 47 New York.