If you are between the ages of 18-25 and are interested in Education, Government, Public Policy, Human Rights, Foreign Affairs or Advocacy, you are invited to join the Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) and become a Youth Advocacy Leader!
Location: Virtual and Washington, D.C.
Position Type: Volunteer
Start Date: March 2018
Apply today: http://bit.ly/GCE-USYouth2018
We need YOU to advocate for quality education for all youth! Youth have been the voice of important change for decades across countries and continents. Join us and be an advocate for global education!
As a GCE-US Youth Advocacy Leader, you will gain knowledge and skills in advocacy, coalition-building, grassroots organizing and the legislative process. In addition, you will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C for the GCE-US Advocacy Summit from June 18 to June 20, 2018.
March to June 2018: Youth Advocacy Leaders will participate in the global education webinar series, learn advocacy skills/global education issues and participate in advocacy activities, as assigned.
June 18 to June 20, 2018: Youth Advocacy Leaders who choose to attend the GCE-US Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. will visit Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers to discuss global education*.
Note: *There is a fee for the Advocacy Summit. Youth Leaders who wish to attend will have the option of fundraising to cover the fee.
The GCE-US Youth Advocacy Leader will:
- Gain and expand leadership, advocacy and fundraising skills
- Facilitate local advocacy campaigns on global education
- Experience the Congressional legislative process in action and learn its effects on global communities
- Engage with district policymakers and Members of Congress on global education issues
- Participate in training sessions to acquire and expand knowledge of advocacy, global education, community organizing, public policy and other topics
- Learn about global education issues and foreign affairs
- Network with nonprofit professionals, global leaders, legislative staff and humanitarian organizations
- Have the opportunity to participate in the Youth Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. and meet with policymakers
- Have a passion for education, equity and making the world a better place
- Have access to a computer and internet and create time to participate in webinars
- Optional: Comfort with social media, experience with time management, and written and oral communication are a plus
If you claim residence in the following states, you are highly encouraged to apply: California, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah.
Responsibilities: Attend online training sessions and complete activities, as assigned. While Youth Advocacy Leaders are not required to attend the Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., it is a phenomenal networking and learning experience, which leaders are encouraged to attend. There is a fee for the Advocacy Summit. Leaders who wish to attend will have the option of fundraising to cover the fee.
Equal Opportunity: We are an equal opportunity organization and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ populations, and candidates representing marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please complete the application here: http://bit.ly/GCE-USYouth2018
You must 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.
GCE-US Background: The mission of GCE-US is to promote education as a basic human right and mobilize to create political will in the United States and internationally to ensure universal quality education, which is at the core of all human development.
- GCE-US is a broad-based coalition of over 80-member organizations dedicated to ensuring universal quality education for all children and youth. GCE-US was founded in 2003 (initially housed at the Council on Foreign Relations and RESULTS) and incorporated as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 2014.
- GCE-US is part of a global network of Global Campaign for Education efforts and coalitions in over 100 countries, with an international secretariat in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The GCE-US Youth Advocacy Leader Program engages and educates young people ages 18 to 25 from around the United States about the school experiences of their peers in developing countries, and the global impact of those experiences, providing in-depth training on international education issues, policies and actors, and building cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
- Participants receive skills training in public-speaking, community mapping, grassroots and online organizing.
- The training sessions culminate in policymaker meetings to promote global education.
- In their communities, youth advocates have organized movie screenings, policymaker meetings, advocacy strategy sessions and community fairs; integrated the issue of global education into their classrooms and held other awareness raising and mobilization events.
- There are currently over 100 GCE-US youth advocate alumni, with a strong network of mentors and supporters.
Please follow us on social media:
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- March 2018 to August 2018