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.

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 August 1. Applications are due September 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 here)
  • 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)
For more information, see the application here.


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 is a two-day, six-hour comprehensive course that covers the following topics:

    • • Lesson plan design
    • • Pedagogical approaches (active learning techniques)
    • • Managing classroom dynamics
Corrupt the Youth Volunteer Training Dates
  • December 4 -5 (Saturday and Sunday) [Closed Now]
  • January 10-11 (Monday and Tuesday)
  • January 15-16 (Saturday and Sunday)
  •  January 17-18 (Monday and Tuesday)
Training times
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific // 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Central // 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern
If you are interested in attending a training, please complete the online application available here.

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. 
Chapter Directors Training Dates
December 11: Curriculum Clinic
“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