PYC Social Pioneers

Calling all change makers! Do you have an idea for how to make your community even better?

PYC Social Pioneers is an accelerator program for youth who have an idea for how to make their communities better.  Working with peers, mentors and facilitators, participants will join other pioneering young people for a 16 week program to exchange project ideas, evaluate root causes and action plans participate in workshops to develop techniques and skills, and have the opportunity to pitch his or her idea to a panel at a public pitch event. 

 The PYC Social Pioneers program is designed to give participants the skills, networks and resources necessary to address an important issue in their community, using a platform and approach that they choose.  

 Click here for Sample Project Ideas and PYC Social Pioneers Program Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply to be one of the first pioneers as a member of our inaugural 2019-2020 program by completing the application below. Applications are due in September.

If you are interested in being a mentor or sponsor for PYC Social Pioneers email us at

PYC Social Pioneers Program Application:

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It is you, the young and fearless at heart, the most diverse and educated generation in our history, who the nation is waiting to follow.
— Former President Barack Obama

PYC Social Pioneer Community Partners:


Princeton Public Library