Advocacy Academy

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Advocacy Academy is an opportunity to get involved in the disability rights movement and learn the skills of advocacy! Participants will learn advanced leadership!

Advocacy Academy is a paid 6-week summer job where participants choose a disability advocacy issue to learn about and then create an advocacy campaign around that issue. Participants will earn about:

  • The history of the Disability Rights Movement in the United States
  • The skills of advocacy
  • Personal leadership skills
  • How to work in a group
  • Workplace skills
  • How to plan and implement a disability advocacy project

Advocacy Academy provides valuable experience and training which can be applied to other life experiences. Many of our previous participants have received employment recommendations based on their performance and attitude at Advocacy Academy.

Qualifications & Expectations

Four (4) individuals will be selected to participate in this year’s Advocacy Academy program. We are seeking applicants who:

  • Are between 16–29 years of age
  • Are able to commit to the entire 8 week position
  • Have a disability
  • Are motivated to increase their leadership skills

Selected participants are expected to be present for all sessions (see “Schedule” section below for details) and participate in the advocacy project process.

This is a paid position at $10.70 per hour.

2020 Advocacy Academy

A Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Advocacy Academy has been cancelled for 2020.  If you have questions concerning an application that was submitted, please contact Miranda.