Generation Run: Candidate Training Program

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The barriers preventing young people, especially those in marginalized groups, from running for office can seem insurmountable. While there are some resources available for people who are already ready to run, there are not many opportunities for young people who want to run but aren’t ready to launch their campaigns.

This training series will help level the playing field by providing young people, especially queer people, BIPOC communities, women, and people with disabilities with an understanding of what it takes to run for office, and resources for running when they are ready.  


Training Series

There will be eight trainings on topics such as Messaging, Fundraising, and Public Speaking. Trainings will feature guest speakers, elected officials, and community organizers. Through weekly trainings, we will center community and strengthen our relationships with motivated youth leaders from across the country. 

Mentorship Program

Each participant will be matched with a mentor to build a community of coaching across our cohort.



Any young person (ages 15-26) who is interested in running for office one day may apply.


Submit your application here!


August 30: Application launches.

August 30-September 21: Applications reviewed and interview applicants on a rolling basis. 

September 21-October 6: Invitations to join program sent out. 

October 7: Training program starts, with weekly trainings through December 2.