2022 Giffords Courage Fellowship

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Recruiting Organization: Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence

Giffords Courage Fellowship

In communities across the country, young people have been standing up, sharing their stories, and demanding a safer future for their families and friends. Their energy has fueled efforts to make America safer from gun violence. Giffords launched the Courage Fellowship program in 2018 in order to provide a select group of young people to refine their skills and work together to reduce gun violence. This fellowship provides individuals with the tools and resources to support gun violence prevention efforts in communities across the country. Giffords is proud to announce that the application for the fourth class of Courage Fellows is now open.

Over the course of four months, Courage Fellows between the ages of 17 and 21 will be placed at the heart of the gun violence prevention discussion and engage in an array of activities that focus on advocacy and effective organizing, with particular attention paid to the upcoming elections in 2022.

We are excited to offer the program in-person in Washington, DC in 2022 and will be taking precautions to keep all participants safe and healthy. However, in-person trainings and events are subject to public health considerations and may change to a virtual environment if necessary.

About Giffords

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords is an organization that works across advocacy, legislation, litigation, and research to save lives from gun violence. Since 2013, Giffords has helped write, pass, and enact legislation that is reducing gun violence and saving lives. Against fierce opposition, we have helped to pass over 350 new gun safety laws in 45 states and Washington DC. We are also leading the fight against the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda by introducing and passing bipartisan solutions to make our country safer from gun violence.

Courage Fellows Program Components

Fellows will participate in a leadership development program designed specifically for 17 to 21-year-olds interested in gun violence prevention advocacy.

Throughout the program, Fellows will:

  • Learn from nationally recognized leaders in the gun violence prevention and greater progressive movements
  • Network with other young activists from around the country, including past Courage Fellows
  • Develop and implement a gun violence prevention project in their local communities
  • Build critical team-building, communication, organizing, and advocacy skills
  • Meet with legislators to discuss the importance of gun violence prevention efforts

The primary program components for the Courage Fellowship include:

Three 3-day trainings in Washington DC

FLY IN 1: Friday, March 4th-Sunday, March 6th

FLY IN 2: Friday, April 22nd-Sunday, April 24th

FLY IN 3: Monday, June 13th-Wednesday June 15th

  • Regular check ins and mentorship opportunities from Giffords staff
  • A lobbying day on Capitol Hill
  • Creation and implementation of a community engagement project with support from Giffords

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Fee Amount: None

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