Every child in Washington should have a great childhood, full of opportunities to reach their vast potential. Public policy should protect kids, advance opportunity and equity, and help build strong families. People who care about kids can make a difference by speaking up and getting involved in advocacy.
The Children’s Alliance Advocacy Camp is held at the Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd. in Federal Way, from Wednesday, October 5th at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Come learn how your leadership can motivate lawmakers to make decisions that make life better for all of Washington’s kids. In this interactive training, you will learn to:
• Communicate with elected officials
• Create an effective key message
• Build community and network
• Understand the legislative process
• Bring your authentic voice to advocacy
Also, participants will have an opportunity to network with other advocates and learn more about other advocacy efforts across the state. By the end of the training, individuals will go home with new advocacy skills, new ideas for advocacy efforts, and probably a new friend. To participate, submit an application.
Trainings are limited to Washington state adult residents. In order to attend, you must be an online member of the Children’s Alliance. Join here.
The Children’s Alliance recognizes and honors diversity. We seek to reflect diversity in our participants. We highly encouragee parents/guardians of children personally affected by Children’s Alliance policy issues to apply. We want participants committed to advocating for policies that benefit children. We encourage applicants to join with others and apply as a group.
Cost for Advocacy Camp is $425 for the general public and $325 for current Children’s Alliance organizational members (staff, board, and volunteers). Training costs include all materials, meals, and lodging.
Scholarships, child care assistance, travel reimbursements, and interpretation services are available. Please do not let cost keep you from applying.
Applications are accepted and reviewed as they come in. We encourage you to apply early. Don’t Delay, Apply today!
For more information about our advocacy trainings, please e-mail Emijah Smith or call (206) 324-0340 ext. 25.