APPLY TO BE A YOUTH ACTIVIST LEADER!
Are you passionate about gender equality? Do you want to create positive change in your community, and connect with global activists? Are you keen to make new friends and connect with other change makers? Do you want to access real opportunities to speak truth to power? Then this is the program for you!
What does it mean to be a Youth Activist Leader?
Youth Activist Leaders are young people between 16 and 25 who are passionate about making change in Australia and the world on the theme of Gender Equality. Our Youth Activist Leaders are the champions of Plan International Australia’s Youth Activist Series. As one of Plan’s Youth Activist Leaders, you will attend a leader’s camp in Melbourne at the end of February 2017 that will provide you with all the skills and training to start a Youth Activist Series group of your own. You will not only learn the tools you need to create change, but you will be inspired, make life-long friends and become part of a global movement dedicated to a world where everyone can learn, lead, decide and thrive. You will receive support, guidance and mentorship from Plan to run your Youth Activist Series group for the year, with the goal of making change in the gender equality space through advocacy and campaign actions.
This is not your usual youth leadership opportunity – this will take time, but it will also take you out of your comfort zone and give you practical skills and experience in making change.
What is the Youth Activist Series?
The Youth Activist Series (YAS) is an initiative of Plan International Australia, aimed at engaging a diverse range of young people between 16 and 25 years of age in an inclusive process of change-making. The Youth Activist Series groups are led by Youth Activist Leaders. Youth Activist Series participants are involved in the process of developing a change goal, and then are provided with skills in order to make change.
These skills include:
- Gender equality literacy;
- Participatory video;
- Awareness raising through social media;
- Public speaking;
- Creative activism, and;
- How to speak truth to power.
- Media opportunities;
- Panel discussions;
- Report launches;
- Presenting to local government;
- Using social media to raise awareness, and;
- Co-designing a digital data-collection tool.
In order to minimize costs, the registration fee for the Youth Activist Leadership Course is $200. This includes travel to Melbourne, 4 nights’ accommodation and food. We want to make sure this opportunity is open to as many of you as possible, so if this cost has made you re-think applying please apply for a scholarship at the end of the application form. You can apply for a scholarship at the end of the application form.
Applications close on Monday 30 January. Don’t wait until then though - we will process applications as they are received and arrange interview times with those that meet the selection criteria.
If you are under 18, you will need your parent or care givers’ written permission to be part of this program.
Get in touch with Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9672 3641.