The Rising Leaders Initiative is a one-year advocacy training program for charter high school students who want to become active participants…
Check out this student opportunity to participate in the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ Rising Leader Initiative! The deadline to submit an application is March 15th. Share this awesome opportunity with your charter students!
Rising Leaders Initiative with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The Rising Leaders Initiative is a one-year advocacy training program for charter high school students who want to become active participants in education policy decisions in their local community and state and develop skills to guide their educational and professional pathways. They will recruit a diverse group of charter high school students who want to advocate for better education policies in their communities and give back to the next generation of students. Students will participate in monthly virtual workshops to deepen their knowledge on the functions of civic participation, education advocacy, coalition building and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Students will create and lead an advocacy club in their school to advocate for their charter school and develop impactful policy initiatives to address an urgent public education issue affecting their school or community.
Students are expected to participate in all scheduled virtual meetings and trainings. Meetings/trainings will be held monthly from September 2022-June 2023.
Students will be eligible for a $3,000 stipend for their participation in the program. Advocacy clubs will also receive operating funds.
High school students enrolled at a U.S. charter school in the 2022-2023 academic year
Good academic standing
Demonstrated commitment to others through volunteering and service to their school/community.
An interest in advocacy, leadership, and government
February 1 – Application opens March 15 – Applications due
April 4 – Applicants advancing to final interview notified
April 21 – Students admitted to the program notified
May 13 – Inaugural class of Rising Leaders announced during National Charter Schools Week
September 2022-June 2023 – Inaugural class of Rising Leaders cycle