Registration Open: 2021 Young Advocates Institute Off Season Cohort

July 16, 2021

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) is pleased to announce and open registration for the 2021 Young Advocates Institute Summer Off Season Cohort, August 9-18, 2021.

This year is the 10-year anniversary of the Young Advocates Institute. For the past decade, the Young Advocates Institute has been rigorous training grounds for over 1,800 youth across North Carolina. Merging the prevention/intervention of sexual and dating violence +social justice + education + advocacy + love + hip hop and popular culture lens + intergenerational approach, the Young Advocates Institute is a soulful and liberating experience. 

This year will be very different and only open to twenty (20) youth, ages 13-17.  We will combine the virtual aspects from 2020 + a cohort framework with twenty (20) brilliant minds + a community service project + two (2) day meeting + an end of year conference call for what will be the 2021 Young Advocates Institute Summer Off Season Cohort.

Below you can find:

You must apply for the 2021 Young Advocates Institute Summer Off Season Cohort via the online application at

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23, 2021. Selected members of the cohort will be notified by Friday, July 30, 2021.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Tracy Wright at (919) 871-1015 or via email

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