Caucus

USACYC uses Caucuses to gather young people already attending an intergenerational events (including cooperative and not-coop-specific events) into a youth-led and youth-focused space. These convenings and processes provide youth more opportunity to voice their opinions and explore issues with their peers than is typically available to them in the rest of a larger event dominated by older participants and organizers. Caucuses are key recruitment tools for USACYC and the cooperative movement – as, once a young person is a member of the Council, they are increasingly likely to pursue a cooperative career or volunteer opportunity.