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Sep 7, 2022

BLACK YOUTH VOTE ENGAGED IN BLACK COLLEGIATE AND COMMUNITY CHALLENGE, OFFERING UP TO $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2022) --Black Youth Vote (BYV), the youth-led civic leadership training and organizing arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is now engaged in a national “Black Collegiate & Community Challenge.” The goals of the “Challenge” are to motivate Black collegiate and community youth to vote in the 2022 Midterm elections; to protect the vote by having young people register to be poll monitors or poll workers on their respective campuses & in their communities; and to inspire Black youth to own their political power.

The “Challenge” is the youth-oriented component of a much larger, comprehensive NCBCP campaign to energize, promote and protect the Black vote. The multi-phased “National Unity 2022 Black Voting & Power Building” campaign (Unity ’22 Campaign) is a multi-state organizing, non-partisan integrated voter engagement effort aimed at elevating the issues important to Black voters and increasing Black voter turnout in the 2022 Mid-Term Election Cycle. The Unity ’22 Campaign is a diverse group of over 50 national and state-based partner organizations, NCBCP affiliates and networks (see unitycampaign.org for full list)

Unity ’22 activities include a series of in-person and virtual voter education, issue organizing and on-the-ground mobilizations that NCBCP state-affiliates/networks and its Unity ’22 Campaign partners are organizing nationally and in key Battleground and Southern states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, MI, MS, OH, PA, VA and DC) to increase Black voter turnout and ensure voters everywhere are armed with the information and tools they need to ensure their voices are heard during the primary process and ahead throughout the voting period leading up to Election Day, November 8th.

Within this context, BYV’s “Black Collegiate & Community Challenge” seeks to activate and engage Black youth in particular to step up and get involved in the voting process at multiple levels. By accepting the “Challenge,” participating schools and communities could win up $10,000 in cash prizes. To win, participating schools or communities must be effective in one of four areas:

  • Recruit the most Poll Monitors/Poll Workers to volunteer for Early Voting and/or Election Day.

  • Register the most new voters on their campus and/or broader community.

  • Collect the most BYV pledge cards.

  • Create the best Black Youth Vote “Get Out the Vote” reel or TikTok video (30-60 second)

To register for the “BYV Challenge” go to UnityCampaign.org/VoteForJustice. For more information, go to byv@ncbcp.org.


The deadline to apply is September 16, 2022.

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