Across the country, student voices are being heard. Young people who want to see things change are no longer waiting for the adults; they are creating and implementing campaigns and change efforts for many issues.
This year, CEAM is expanding our student-centered mission and launching a Teen Advocacy Program that will educate students on how to become effective advocates for the causes they are passionate about. We will be sharing our teen advocacy training curriculum with teens from St. Louis and Kansas City this fall and then helping them take action through a group trip to Jefferson City during the 2019 legislative session.
During the program, students will learn:
- How the Missouri legislative process works
- How they can mobilize other advocates through social media
- How they can have the can increase awareness of issues they are passionate about by skillfully engaging local and statewide media
- How to work at a local level to improve their schools and communities
- How to develop 30-second elevator pitches and 3-minute testimonies to help share their story
This program has emerged organically from our own experiences with young people who come to our parent trainings with their parents and even some young advocates who have already shared their story in Jefferson City.
Now we have created a program designed specifically for students.
YOU can support students, too. Make a donation to support CEAM’s youth programs.
In addition to the Teen Advocacy Project our this year we are expanding our 2018 student speech contest, that we are calling Edu-Talk, statewide.
This exciting competition highlights student experiences and their visions of how education can be improved in a variety of ways.
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