Are you an advocate looking for a cause? An activist wanting to rally your community around something meaningful? Someone who recognizes the power of education and wants to share what you know? Or are you a person looking for to make a difference? Did you answer yes for any of those? If you did, and even if you didn't, we want YOU to check out our Youth Advocacy Training.
The GCE-US Youth Advocacy Training is a biannual training program that not only equips students and young professionals with information about education for all but also trains them in ways to tell others.
During the training, participants work with and learn from our coalition members about how to advocate for equal access to a quality education worldwide. In addition to an in-depth look at international education issues, policies, and actors, advocates participate in skills training in: grassroots and grasstops organizing, event planning, fundraising, media training, storytelling, and more.
The Spring 2014 advocacy training will take place April 4-8, 2014. The training will begin with dinner on Friday, April 4 (traveling to D.C. during the day). Programming will be full days on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 2014. Trainees will visit their Members of Congress on Monday, April 7, 2014. The training will end on the evening of Monday, April 7 and trainees will have the option of leaving Monday evening or on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Travel (to and from D.C.), meals and lodging will be covered.
The application deadline is February 18, 2014.
Doesn't that sound AWESOME (#awesomesauce)? Doesn't that make you all fired up and ready to apply?! YES! Yes! It does and HERE IS THE LINK!
To be considered for the training, you must be 18-25 at the time of the training, permanently reside in the U.S., be able to attend the entire training (April 4-8, 2014), 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. This is a competitive scholarship opportunity and submission of a completed application does not ensure participation.
Pictures from our most recent training: