The Center for Civic Engagement and Young People For, a project of the People For the American Way Foundation, have joined forces to sponsor the CYnergy Fellowship program for high school students from the El Paso Community.

The CYnergy Fellowship seeks to empower a new generation of civic minded individuals to take leadership roles in society and make positive social change. By harnessing the energy of El Pasos young population, the CYnergy Fellowship will raise awareness and encourage service-learning and civic action.

Young People Fors three Fellows at the University of Texas at El Paso Lorena Jimenez, Dianna Moreno and Ruben Vogt have designed the CYnergy Fellowship and organized a week long leadership training summit from June 12 June 17, 2005. Still running today the program has since trained 90 high school students through three Fellowship classes.