Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is the direct and indirect push out of young people from the school system and into the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.

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Get Us to College

In 2010, only 39% of NYC public high school graduates reported they would be attending 4-year colleges. In 2013, only 13% of Black and Latino students graduated high school ready for college.

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Our Members

UYC strives to empower young people to directly challenge and shift the school-to-prison pipeline and build a strong youth voice that can ensure our high schools prepare students to go to college, earn a living wage . . .

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Led by students, theĀ Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) brings together New York City students to fight for real education reform that puts students first. Demanding a high quality education for all students, our young people struggle for social, economic, and racial justice in our schools and communities.

We believe in the transformative power of youth organizing.
We believe in movement building to heal our communities.
We believe in the power of young people to shift structural systems and policy.