To keep up with the growing activism of today's youth, we are looking for 10 "adult allies" to advise 10 youth around the country to create high-impact social change campaigns for issues they care about. Allies will have access to our YOUth ACTivism Guide to Change and receive additional training over the summer.
Educators of students who are already applying to lead a campaign are encouraged to apply as their ally (as well as other adults looking to partner with youth in their community)! Conversely, if you know students who will be a good fit for this opportunity and you would like to advise them, please pass along the application for students: https://goo.gl/forms/EcJZaplaZZM9GRcB3
This essential role builds on many of your skills and experience. We are sure this will be a meaningful and unique multigenerational collaboration that goes far beyond the classroom. Furthermore, your participation in our program and your feedback about your experience will allow us to improve our impact for the future.
If interested in this unique opportunity to make a difference, please complete this application by August 17th. Please email us with any questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Helping with research and brainstorming tactics- Identifying relevant connections to other groups and individuals (including policymakers!)- Helping to troubleshoot group dynamic issues or to regain momentum - Facilitating reflection on successes and challenges
Summary of ally responsibilities:
- Devote 2-3 hours for our collaborative coaching training (flexible to accommodate to your schedule) - 1-3 hours a week during the school year- Interact with youth group regularly using their chosen platforms- Check-in regularly with Youth Activism Project team (and other allies, if you desire) to troubleshoot, come up with ideas for tactics, etc.