Child & Youth Advocates (CYA) is a community of students interested in a variety of issues affecting children and youth, including child welfare, education, juvenile justice and children’s rights. We aim to heighten awareness and encourage discussion of these issues at HLS, facilitate student involvement with children and youth in our community and beyond, and advocate for children’s rights. Our initiatives include:
Community Events and Speakers:
- CYA organizes various events on campus to facilitate student discussions and invites speakers to come speak on issues related to children and youth.
- CYA leads community service outings to ensure that students can interact with and assist the children and youth we are advocating for. CYA volunteers at organizations including Christopher’s Haven and Birthday in a Box.
Child Advocacy Hub:
- The Child Advocacy Hub connects organizations working on children’s issues to law students interested in working remotely on short-term projects. A brief infosheet of the Hub can be viewed here.
Database of Advocates for Children at HLS:
- The CYA database includes students and alumni who are considering or pursuing careers involving children, youth, and adolescents. The database is continuously updated as submissions are received.
Find out more about everything mentioned above in our About page.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our listserv.