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Rising Leaders Application Deadline Extended Until March 15

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The application deadline for the Rising Leaders Initiative has been extended! Charter leaders now have until next Friday, March 15, to recommend a student to participate in this national advocacy program run by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Here are the eligibility requirements, according to the Alliance. Students must be:

  • Enrolled at a charter high school in the U.S.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Have a “demonstrated commitment to service through volunteering and contributing to their school and community.”
  • Possess an interest in “advocacy, leadership, and policy.”

Here’s how the Alliance describes the Rising Leaders Initiative:

The Rising Leaders Initiative is a one-year advocacy training program for high school students who attend charter schools. It is designed to inspire student engagement in education advocacy and cultivate the next generation of young leaders who will shape education policies in their local communities and states. By providing students with the tools and resources they need to become effective advocates for choices in public education, we can create a brighter future for all students.

Click HERE to learn more, recommend a student, or share the link to apply. The program begins in August and concludes in June 2025. Participating students are eligible for a $3,000 stipend. Direct questions to risingleaders@publiccharters.org.

Watch the video welcoming the 2023-24 cohort of Rising Leaders:

Student Opportunity: National Rising Leaders Initiative

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Recruitment for the Rising Leaders Initiative through the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools began this week! Applications opened February 5 and remain open through March 8, 2024. Who’s eligible? Students must be in high school and enrolled in a charter school. They must also be in good academic standing and have a record of service, along with an interest in “advocacy, leadership, and policy.”
Participating students are eligible to receive a $3,000 stipend.

Here’s the description of the Rising Leaders Initiative from the Alliance:

The Rising Leaders Initiative is a one-year advocacy training program for high school students who attend charter schools. It is designed to inspire student engagement in education advocacy and cultivate the next generation of young leaders who will shape education policies in their local communities and states. By providing students with the tools and resources they need to become effective advocates for choices in public education, we can create a brighter future for all students.