Check out this remarkable music video by the New City Kids teens promoting the 2020 Census! New City Kids' leadership development program empowers urban teens as leaders. They make learning fun for younger students in music-focused After School Centers in under-resourced neighborhoods. Our teens have unleashed their skills to help communities all over the nation get a complete count during the 2020 Census. They crafted the song in English and Spanish so more people get the message. Watch here and share the video, then scroll all the way down this page to see #censusselfie examples and join the fun!

Education about the census and how to complete it and the elimination of misconceptions is vital.

Census data determines federal funding allocation for billions of dollars every year for hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources.

The word "hospitals" should hit home for everyone right now. Let's do our part to make sure the 2020 Census is accurate.

***New City Kids engages over 500 youth daily through music-driven after school centers for under-resourced children. Those centers are run by high school students from those same neighborhoods, employed through our intensive internship program. New City Kids alumni boast a 100% high school graduation rate and a 90% college graduation rate, 10x the national average for youth in this demographic. In short, our youth are amazing — just watch and see!***

Take the Census Challenge, #censusrapchallenge:

1. Share this video with friends! #newcitykidscounts

2. Share a picture of you and your household filling out the census #censusselfie

3. Tag 3 more people to take a #censusselfie

When you post, use these hashtags:

#newcitykidscounts, #census2020, #census, #jerseycitycensus, #censusselfies, #patersoncounts2020, #njcensus2020, #abetterfuture, #JCMakeItCount, #NJCensusDay2020, #2020Census, #FillItOut, #NJCensus2020, #MakeItCount

Getting Counted Provides School Meals For Me #ICount #IECounts #CensusSelfie #empoweringsuccess #empoweringsuccessnow ...

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Tomorrow is U.S. Census Day! Make sure to Fill out your 2020 Census Form - you can do so by phone ☎️ mail 📬 or online 💻 at - all from the comfort & safety of your own home! It's important that EVERYONE gets counted.
When you're done, post a selfie with #censusselfie and challenge your friends & family to do the same. Tag njcensus2020 and us drivecleannj for a chance to be featured in our Instagram story (comment below after you post!)
What are you waiting for? Get to it!
➡️ For more info visit

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“Everyone deserves to be counted, and #Paterson deserves more federal funding. Visit if you haven’t submitted your #2020Census yet!” - Jenifer Guizar, Paterson Youth Council member #census2020 #censusselfie ...

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And I got the long form...

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Have you completed your 2020 Census and taken your #CensusSelfie yet?

Visit or call 844-330-2020.
#CountingSummit #CensusDay

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There's still some time to be counted. Don’t forget to respond to the 2020 Census from home at! #ICount #IECounts #CensusSelfie #CMCCounts #coppermountaincollege ...

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Snap a photo with one of the census signs in #GoodyearAZ and share it with us! 🤳
P.S. Be one of the first 20 to send us a photo for a chance to get a special StateFortyEight census t-shirt.


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New City Kids is a proud Census 2020 Complete Count partner of the New Jersey Department of State.