Were AYEA’s 2012 Youth Organizer Summit has passed. Check back soon for awesome updates & stories. Our 2013-14 applications will be open in July 2013.
Are you ready to take your leadership with AYEA to the next level? Do you want to be a part of a statewide initiative working with rural and urban teens to take action for real Alaska food? Do you want to be an AYEA Youth Organizer?
Youth Organizer is a youth leader (chapter leader or individual leader) who is the main point of contact for AYEA’s statewide campaign in their community. YOs commit to working on a collaborative statewide project, attending regular conference calls, participating in empowering skill training, and encouraging other teens to join in.
Together the group of YOs will lead AYEA’s statewide campaign efforts. We’d like to have a chair or other leader from each chapter AND more individual teens from communities without chapters (e.g. Barrow, Copper Center, Old Harbor, etc).
To find out more about the Youth Organizer position and the tentative plans for the statewide campaign/project, please contact AYEA Staff, Megan McBride before applying to be a YO.
Application Online here: http://bit.ly/yo-app-2012
All Youth Organizers will be strongly encouraged to attend AYEA’s Fall Youth Organizer Summit.
The focus of the Fall 2012 Summit will be
- Learning about food issues (salmon, pebble, coal, local food, food policy council, nutrition, etc)
- Developing skills in community organizing (public speaking, project planning, leading a group, outreach, fundraising), and
- Making progress on the statewide cookbook project (writing recipes/ stories/ poems, taking photos, making art, drafting vision statements, editing layout, etc)
WHEN: TBD. We’re looking at every weekend in October, plus the first two weekends in November.
WHERE: TBD. Either in Anchorage, or within driving distance from Anchorage.
WHO: Priority will be given to Youth Organizers and volunteer adult mentors. If you want to come to the summit and don’t want to be a YO, just let me know!