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ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CREATE A POWERFUL SHIFT TOWARD CIVIC LEADERSHIP, YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND A FUTURE WITH A MORE REPRESENTATIVE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Youth Summer Institute

WITH CUNY LAW

Led by students from the most diverse law school in the nation, this four-week program invites youth to engage with models of civic engagement, youth empowerment, social justice, and community advocacy to reimagine a more representative justice system.

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Mentorship Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2024, First Impressions will bring young people together with legal professionals in a mentoring program designed to foster connection and highlight careers and callings dedicated to justice.

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After School Programming

With the start of the 2024-25 school year, First Impressions will work with a community partner to provide specialized out-of-school-time programming to middle and high school students in community settings, empowering youth through opportunities for civic leadership and social justice advocacy.

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Support the Work

Opportunities to contribute to the success and expansion to First Impressions.

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Upcoming Events

June 25 | 6:30 – 8:00PM | CUNY School of Law

First Impressions Reception

First Impression Program
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Dave Fields Auditorium

Cocktail Reception
7:30 – 8:00 PM
2nd Floor Beacon

News

CUNY Law Launches Collaborative First Impressions Youth Justice Initiative to Promote Empowerment and Community Justice

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CUNY Law Names Hon. Tracey Bing ’96 Director of First Impressions Youth Justice Access Initiative

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