NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The 2013 New Voices Are Rising Summer Advocacy Training Institute will focus on student-led environmental community outreach to create more sustainable, healthy, and climate resilient schools and communities. We will engage high school students in becoming environmental leaders and finding their voices to advocate for their communities and environment.
New Voices is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Institute. Take a look at what the program offers and make sure to submit your application by May 15 to receive a stipend through ECCO/Oakland Unified School District. For other students please apply by May 24.
You should apply if you:
- Are a high school junior
- Are in a Career Partnership Academy
- Want to learn about social, environmental health and justice issues in the Bay Area
- Want to gain skills that you can use in the career of your choice
- Want to beef up your resume and college applications
- Want to get school credit and earn money
- Want to make positive community change
HOW TO APPLY
Email or Mail the following information to Myesha Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1970 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612
Required Application Information:
- Your full name
- School or Academy
- Phone Number
- What interests you about working on environmental and social justice issues?
- List two skills that you would like to improve during the summer internship.
- Name one thing you like about your community.
- Name one thing you would change about your community.
WHEN/WHERE IS THE PROGRAM?
July 1 - August 8, 2013
20-30 hours a week
2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA 94612
WHAT IS THE SUMMER INSTITUTE?
The New Voices Summer Institute is an intensive summer program for high school students from schools serving low-income families in Oakland and Richmond, California. The Institute incorporates hands-on training, expert instruction and one-on-one mentoring to help students gain skills they can use in high school, college and the workplace, and help students grow as effective community environmental and social justice leaders. Throughout the summer, students receive training in research, teamwork, public speaking and civic engagement, and gain valuable experience in community-based advocacy.