Youth Organizers!

Applications are CLOSED for the 2013-14 Youth Organizer Summit. If you would like to join AYEA and help lead our campaign, it’s never too late! Contact Claire Pywell, claire@akcenter.org or 907-274-3640

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? Become an AYEA Youth Organizer!  

A 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, Palmer, etc).

All Youth Organizers will  attend AYEA’s Fall Youth Organizer Summit.

At the Summit, your days will be spent:

  1. Learning about our campaign issue (could be salmon, pebble, coal, local food, food policy council, nutrition, etc)
  2. Developing skills in community organizing (public speaking, project planning, leading a group, outreach, fundraising), and
  3. Making progress on the statewide campaign project (could be – writing stories, making art, )

WHEN: September 27-30, 2013.

WHERE: Spring Creek Farm, Palmer, Alaska.

WHO: Rural and urban teens who are ready to be Youth Organizers and lead AYEA’s 2013-2014 statewide campaign.

If you want to come to the summit but can’t commit to being a Youth Organizer for the school year, just talk to AYEA staff about your situation. (claire(at)akcenter(dot)org)

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