Posted by: Generación Latina | June 2, 2009

Environmental Leadership Training

Youth Grassroots Organizing Training–Apply NOW!

The SSC’s Student Environmental Leadership Trainings, are week-long peer-to-peer training programs led by the nation’s top youth organizers. Develop your grassroots organizing and leadership skills, network and bond with fellow students, engage in fun activities and enjoy tasty vegetarian cooking (the low carbon diet for the climate).  Not only will you come away changed, you’ll have the skills and confidence to be a FORCE for CHANGE!

See what past participants have to say.
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING: How to start and run an effective youth organization. We cover everything from recruitment, to running a meeting, to developing new leaders to ensure that your organization continues once you graduate.
CAMPAIGN STRATEGY & PLANNING: How to plan, implement, and run an effective environmental campaign. We use the Sierra Club Matrix to teach the most essential skills needed to effect real change. Later in the week you’ll get a change to practice your skills.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: How to define your message and get it across confidently and persuasively to the media, to fellow group members, and to the public.
GUEST SPEAKERS: Meet some amazing special guests–Sierra Club experts, leaders of the movement, and experts on various aspects of climate and energy justice.
Locations: With 9 locations in 2009, there is sure to be one near you!  APPLY NOW!
Washington State: June 21-28
Puerto Rico : June 27-July 4 (Participants must speak fluent Spanish).
New Mexico: June 28-July 5
Virginia: July 5-12
Illinois: July 6-13
Texas: July 19-26
New Hampshire: July 19-26
California: Los Angeles: July 19-26
Oregon: August 16-23

Cost of programs:
The subsidized cost of the program is set up on a sliding scale, from $200-300* (please pay what you can afford). This covers tuition, room and board, and local transportation to and from the site, and all the benefits of being a member of the Sierra Club, including the award-winning Sierra Magazine. ++Special Group Rate: 3+ people $150/person.++  Limited need-based tuition and travel scholarship assistance available.  APPLY NOW!


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