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Student Organizing

Applications due May 16th, 2021

 

What is Student Organizing?

The Student Organizing Team is a cohort of rad students from across the country that lead campaigns to make material improvements in student lives! Members of our Student Organizing Team run strategic issue-based campaigns for racial justice, reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, workers’ rights, survivors’ rights, and more.

 

What do Student Organizers do?

In this program, students have organized successfully for:

  • Free condom and menstrual hygiene dispensers on campus
  • Gender neutral housing and restrooms at their schools
  • Defeat of Campus Carry, Anti-Trans Bathroom, Abortion Parental Consent bills
  • Restorative Justice policies in K-12 schools across their state
  • Dismissal of violent campus police officers following police brutality

Advocates for Youth provides all student organizers with organizing and media training, ongoing technical support, and a stipend for each semester ($600/semester, total $1,200/year). Preference will be given to applicants who are associated with a student group and local community organization. Attending our upcoming virtual Youth Activist Institute (September 17-20th), is mandatory.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Organizing a campaign for change at your school and/or community
  • Participating in monthly one-on-one check-ins with Advocates for Youth staff
  • Participating in Advocates for Youth’s national campaigns

Who can apply to be a Student Organizer?

Applicants must:

  • Be based in the U.S, at a high school, trade school, college or university, and between the ages of 14-24
  • Available to attend and fully participate in the virtual Youth Activist Institute on September 17-20th
  • Commitment to organizing a campaign for change at your school and/or in your community

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