Feb 25, 2019

Young Democrats of America

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Skill Building


The Young Democrats of America (YDA) was founded in 1932 as the official youth arm of the United States Democratic Party. YDA runs as a separate organization from the Democratic National Committee. The membership of this group consists of Democrats ages 14–36. The political activities tend to concentrate on increasing the voter turnout of young people and addressing the issues affecting this demographic group.

The YDA encourage young members to participate in the electoral process to elect Democrats, influence the ideals of the Democratic Party and advocate for progressive issues.
YDA membership elects seven national officers. These officers maintain the day-to-day management of the organization.

There are over 150,000 members of the YDA nation-wide in chapters in 48 states and U.S. territories. This includes high-school and college students, young workers, young professionals, and young families.

The YDA membership reflects the diversity in the Democratic Party. The program engages Young Democrats through their local county, college, or high-school chapters. This is acheived through state, regional and national programing, through events such as quarterly national meetings, national convention, issue advocacy, and academies.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can join and therefore it is not very competitive

Participation Cost

No fees

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills needed. An interest in the Democratic party would be suitable.

Time Commitment


Time commitment would vary as it would depend on how often the individual would prefer to be involved in the various programs and events the organisation offers.

Application Deadline


Application Process Includes

Depends on the local unit


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