get involved.

How can I get involved with
Corrupt the Youth?

Universities, high schools, or students interested in starting a new chapter of Corrupt the Youth can learn more about the application process here.

Educators who would like to volunteer with Corrupt the Youth as an instructor should email the Chapter Director associated with the Chapter you intend to volunteer. All Corrupt the Youth volunteers must complete a free, two day virtual training session. Corrupt the Youth also offers trainings for Chapter Directors. More information about trainings can be found here.

Corrupt the Youth holds meetings twice a year (each April and May) for those interested in starting a new chapter. You can find more information about the process of starting a new chapter here.

starting a new chapter

Chapters are given access to free pegagoical training, the Corrupt the Youth database (which includes sample curricula, lesson plans, and activities), and continued guidance and support for Chapter operations. New chapter applications open each year on May 1. Applications are due June 1A successful application will demonstrate that your proposed chapter satisfies the following criteria:
  • A university partner
  • At least three potential high school partners
  • At least 15 volunteers who have expressed interest (sample recruitment email available in the New Chapter Application)
  • Someone willing and available to take on the leadership responsibilities for the chapter, including
    • Chapter Director
    • Chapter Assistant Director
    • Faculty Advisor (associated with the university partner)

[We are not accepting applications for new chapters for the academic year 2022-23.]


volunteer training

Corrupt the Youth offers free, virtual training for all Corrupt the Youth volunteers. Volunteers must be associated with an existing Chapter in order to participate in trainings. 

The Corrupt the Youth training has been updated to a one-day, two hour comprehensive course that covers the following topics:

    • • Lesson plan design
    • • Pedagogical approaches (active learning techniques)
    • • Managing classroom dynamics
  • Training #7 January 10, 2024
  • Training #8 January 11, 2024
  • Training #9 January 12, 2024


All trainings 9:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific//11:00-1:00 PM Central//12:00-2:00 PM Eastern

Registration is closed. Anyone who missed the window can email Briana [at] corrupttheyouth [dot] org

chapter directors training

Corrupt the Youth also offers free training for Chapter Directors. The Chapter Directors training session is a one-day, two-hour session that includes topics such as curriculum development, volunteer recruitment, and institutional relationships. Corrupt the Youth also offers a free curriculum clinic to help Chapter Directors design their curriculum. 

A Chapter Director Clinic will be held in December 2023. 

“I learned that I really enjoy facilitating conversation amongst the students. The students were intelligent and bright, yet some had troubled home-lives. I enjoyed doing a very small bit to (hopefully) help empower them to flourish. They are more than capable and have much to offer this world.” 
— Former CTY Volunteer