Spring for Progress and Change Advocacy & Leadership Program

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About the Spring for Progress & Change Campaign

Blue Future is excited to announce our Spring for Progress and Change program, a ten-week program where student organizers will have the opportunity to learn about important issues and become community organizers in their local areas. All students will attend weekly training sessions focused on issue advocacy, leadership and building youth power. Blue Future will specifically train students on how to create youth advisory councils for elected leaders in their own communities. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to present a capstone project culminating all of their work and strategic vision for continued organizing.

With this training program, Blue Future will be partnering with organizations leading on issues including the Climate crisis, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Democracy Reform, Gun Violence Prevention, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Student Debt Cancellation + Free College. At Blue Future, we believe that young people must push for a profoundly transformative and progressive agenda that will change our lives for the better and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.

APPLYING

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any young person (ages 16-25) who supports progressive values and is ready to learn more about how to be an advocate in their community. We’re looking for young people who want to engage in issue advocacy and mobilize young people across the country!

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

We have a 3-step application process:

  1. Students are invited to submit an application through this link. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between January 11-January 25, 2021.
  2. After reviewing the applications, we will invite applicants to interview with our team on a rolling basis.
  3. We will accept our first round of fellows by February 1 and provide ongoing training and support as we start organizing!

FUNDING & TIMELINE

HOW MUCH FUNDING CAN I RECEIVE?

Organizers will be paid $150 per week for participating in our 10-week training program, for a total stipend of $1,500.

TIMELINE

January 11-January 25: Application Opens and Reviewed on rolling basis 

January 18-February 1: Conduct Interviews + Hiring + Onboarding

February 1-April 12: Weekly training and issue advocacy work, plus 1-1 check ins. 

Questions? Send us an email to hello@ourbluefuture.us.

Importantly, this training program will center the intersectional nature of various issues and organizers will develop a sophisticated understanding of politics and how to build a theory of change that addresses all issues that are important to our generation. We also believe that young people don’t only need a seat at the table, they need a whole new table so this program will strongly focus on building youth power within your communities.

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.

This is a paid opportunity to receive a grant for training courses provided by Blue Future. Payments will not be tied to volunteering on political campaigns.