Deadline: August 16, 2019 | 11:59 pm EST
About the Fund
Blue Future’s 2019 Southern Youth Power Fund is a first of its kind grant and fellowship opportunity for progressive student organizers. The goal of the Fund is to support student organizers with direct funding and community organizing training to unleash campus engagement in key state legislative races throughout the South!
Who can apply?
Any young person (ages 16-25) who supports progressive values and is ready to organize to help Democrats win at the state legislative or statewide level (Governor, Attorney General, etc.) in 2019 is invited to apply! We’re looking for young people who are connected to student organizations at their school and ready to work directly with candidates and campaigns to mobilize the youth vote on their campus and community.
What is the application process?
We have a 3-step application process:
- Students are invited to submit a Project Summary through this link: bit.ly/SouthernYPF2019
- Project Summaries are due by August 16 at 11:59 pm EST.
- After reviewing the Project Summaries, we will invite applicants to interview with our team between August 19 – August 22 (so please have flexibility during those dates!)
We will accept our first round of fellows on August 26 and then work closely with them to create comprehensive campus engagement plans. A sample plan can be found here.
How much funding can I receive?
We can fund up to $3,000 dollars per school/district.
Our vision is to pay up to a $1,000 stipend to compensate student organizers for the Fall semester, and $2,000 will be allocated for volunteer mobilization support like transportation and lodging into a key district, food/snacks at weekly phone banks, promotional materials, etc.
However, you know what works best for your school and community. So we are open to alternative budget proposals. Budgets are a key component of the Project Summary application.
Questions? Shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, transgender and non-binary people, and people with disabilities to apply. Blue Future is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join our team. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, genetic testing info, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition or political activities or affiliations.