High school students, apply today to the Rising Leaders Initiative

By February 8, 2022 News

Applications have opened for the new Rising Leaders Initiative! Sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, this program offers high school students an exciting chance to learn about creating change in education.

What’s the program about?

Here’s how the Alliance describes it:

“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.”

Students will participate in monthly virtual meetings and establish advocacy clubs in their high school. They’ll develop leadership, public speaking, and advocacy skills–and will receive a $3,000 stipend for participating. The program runs from September 2022 through June 2023.

Applications are due March 15. Finalists will be notified by April 4.

To learn more, click here or on the screenshot image above.

Kristen Blair

Author Kristen Blair

Kristen Blair is the communications director for the North Carolina Coalition for Charter Schools.

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