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.