Youth Advocacy Leaders will have the opportunity to participate in activities, leadership and skill building and advocacy sessions. Youth Advocacy Leaders will also be eligible to attend the GCE-US Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. from June 18 to June 20, 2018.
Timeline:March to June 2018: Youth Advocacy Leaders will participate in the global education learning series, acquire advocacy skills and participate in advocacy activities.
June 18 to June 20, 2018: Youth Advocacy Leaders attending the GCE-US Advocacy Summit, in Washington, D.C., will visit Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers to discuss global education.
Eligibility to attend the Advocacy Summit:• Participants must be 18 – 25 years of age (or have parent/guardian permission if under 18). Leaders must permanently reside in the U.S.• Participants must be willing to follow-up training with action, including but not limited to, meeting with members of Congress and/or their staff, sharing information with personal networks, joining or engaging in advocacy campaigns, writing letters to the editor and creating school chapters, etc.• Participants should be passionate about equity, human rights, advocacy or related topics.• Participants must complete the application and submit a letter of recommendation from a person who can speak to your involvement on your campus or in your community to email@example.com or you may upload the letter directly to the application.
Cost Details:The Global Education learning series is free and open to the public. For youth who are traveling to Washington, D.C. for the June 18 to 20, 2018 Advocacy Summit, youth are encouraged to fundraise to cover the cost of their trip. GCE-US staff are happy to assist you with the fundraising process.
Cost of trip: $100** (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about fundraising/financial options for the Summit.)
If you wish to participate in the summit, please complete this application before May 31, 2018 and we kindly request payment at that time.
Equal Opportunity: We are an equal opportunity organization and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ populations, and candidates representing marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note: ** This includes refreshments, SmarTrip card for local travel within D.C., program materials/related expenses. This does not include the cost of transportation to/from D.C.