yOUNG aDULT tgnc/nb Advocacy Shadow Program

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The Young Adult TGNC/NB Advocacy Program provides an opportunity for our next generation of leaders to become civically engaged in their communities. Through an intensive week long program, TGNC/NB activists develop their personal & professional advocacy skills. Participants will be guided through several training modules to develop their advocacy skills, learn about local and national government initiatives, and shadow an elected official (varies by program).

This program will allow young adults to use their lived experiences to help elected officials understand how their policies directly affect them and their TGNC/NB community.


 

New York City: NYC City Council Track

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020–Friday, 10, 2020

Location: New York City (Non-Residential/Day Program)
Participation Age: 16–20 years old

Day 1

Introductions & Welcome
Leadership Style Assessment
Team Building
City Council Overview
LGBTQI Cultural Event (optional)

Day 2

Advocacy & Activism Training 101
Conflict Resolution Seminar
Storytelling 101
Policy Engagement on a City Level
LGBTQI Networking Event (optional)

Day 3

NYC City Council Tour
City Council Panel & Discussion
Shadowing Prep
LGBTQI Organization Tour (optional)

Day 4

Full Day of Shadowing Elected Official (New York City Council Member)
TGNC/NB Community Reception (optional)

Day 5

Presentations
Graduation






 

Albany NY: Assembly & State Senate Track

Date: Monday, January 6, 2020–Friday, January 10, 2020

Location: Albany, NY (Residential/Overnights in Albany)
Participation Age: 21–24 years old

Day 1

Introductions & Welcome
Travel to Albany, NY
Team Building
New York State Assembly & Senate Overview

Day 2

Public Speaking Seminar
Storytelling 210
Policy Engagement on a State Level
LGBTQI Advocacy Readings & Reflection

Day 3

New York State Tour
Luncheon w/ Elected Officials
Shadowing Prep

Day 4

Full Day of Shadowing Elected Official (State Senator or Assembly member)
TGNC/NB Community Reception (optional)

Day 5

Presentations
Graduation

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Program perks:

  • $250 stipend on full-completion of the program 

  • Lunch provided for the entire week (breakfast & dinner also provided for Albany, NY Assembly & State Senate Track)

  • Transportation to <> from Albany, NY (provided for Albany, NY Assembly & State Senate Track)

  • Access to LGBTQI Cultural Events & Shows

Requirements:

  • Identify as Transgender and/or Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary 

  • Be between the age of 16-24 (16 & 17 year olds must have a guardian’s permission to participate). 

  • Live in New York State

Important Dates:

Application Deadlines:

Albany NY: Assembly & State Senate Track: Friday, September 20, 2019 by 5:00PM (EST)

New York City: NYC City Council Track: Friday, May 15, 2020 by 5:00PM (EST)

Apply:

Any questions can be directed to Tinora Locke at: tinora@nytag.org