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Virginia’s Youth in Action Application

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Virginia’s Youth in Action

An Advocacy Council By Voices

 

Virginia’s Youth in Action Application (2022 – 2023 Cohort)

Advocacy is the act of supporting or arguing for a cause that you believe in. Voices for Virginia’s Children advocates, creates, and defends policies and practices that improve the lives of Virginia’s children and families. You can learn more about our primary policy areas here.

 

Prompt: 

We want to know what cause(s) YOU care about and what types of changes YOU want to see in the world! We want to know your story, why advocacy is important to you, and how we can support you in the change-making you are already doing and hope to do in the future.

In your video or written essay, tell us about:

  • your connection to the cause(s) you are interested in
  • the changes you hope to see take place within this area through advocacy and policy creation/reform
  • what you’d like to learn and take away from your participation in Virginia’s Youth in Action

Note: We recognize that part of this partnership is Voices supporting you through your advocacy journey, wherever you may be right now. We’re not expecting you to be a policy expert. We want to hear what you’re passionate about and what motivates you to make changes in your community.

 

How to Apply: 

All individuals interested in applying to partner with Voices for Virginia’s Children as Youth in Action Advocates must complete an online application (below), including contact information for one reference, and a 2-5 minute video (or 300-500 written words) answering the prompt.

Please contact Kristin Lennox (kristin@vakids.org) or Cat Atkinson (cat@vakids.org) if any of the content in this application poses a barrier to you or if you are in need of further clarification or support.

 

Deadline:

Applications are due by 11:59pm on October 9, 2022.

 

This form cannot be saved, so if you choose to write your essay, you are encouraged to write it elsewhere and copy-paste when you are ready to submit.

VAYA Application

Name(Required)
https://www.mypronouns.org/what-and-why
Address(Required)
Note: this opportunity is only available to Virginia residents
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Note: this opportunity is for ages 15-25
Note: this person will be contacted to complete a consent form for your participation
Race/Ethnicity(Required)
We want to know, what cause(s) YOU care about and what types of changes YOU want to see in the world! We want to know your story, why advocacy is important to you and how we can support you in the change-making you are already doing and hope to do in the future. In your video or written essay, tell us about: your connection to the cause(s) you are interested in the changes you hope to see take place within this area through advocacy and policy creation/reform what you’d like to learn and take away from your Virginia’s Youth in Action experience.
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This person will be contacted to provide a reference for you.
The majority of our trainings will be virtual through Zoom. Participants must be available to participate fully in all meetings.