Start a YDS Chapter

Democratic Socialists of America is on the look-out for future leaders of the left. We are currently looking for young, motivated democratic socialists to organize and lead active Young Democratic Socialists chapters at their high school, colleges, and universities. As a YDS Leader, you will make connections with fellow, like-minded YDS members from across the nation who share your ideals and vision of a society that puts people over profit.

Fill out the interest form here: YDS Leader Form

(Optional) Earn academic credit as YDS Leader: We understand that starting a student chapter takes time, and we want to do everything we can to help our strongest leaders benefit from their volunteer time. In special cases, eligible students can apply to earn academic credit from their college/university as a YDS Leader. Simply indicate during your chat with National Staff that you may be interested, and we will reach out to you regarding next steps. Curriculum for academic credit available upon request.

Questions? Contact the YDS National Organizer: yds(a)

Volunteer at the DSA National Office: Studying in the New York City area? Interested in volunteering at the DSA National Office? We can work with you and your academic institution to make sure you receive academic credit for your time. Contact yds(a) for more information.

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