This past weekend, 28 students attended a 2 day campaign leadership training we called, Youth Leadership Training for Action. After Power Shift 2013, two of the seven students from Alaska that attended Power Shift 2014 in Pittsburgh began talking about how they could pass on what they've learned to more people. This past semester they began realizing that, while they were getting things accomplished with their student clubs, that many groups were not. Other group leaders started approaching them asking them how they do it - why does their tabling work better, how come so many people attend their meetings, and while some students might have wanted to keep those trade secrets to themselves, these two made plans to co-host a training.
We made a plan for 30 students to participate - half from UAA and half from APU, a goal of 50 to apply, and 8 departments or student groups to co-sponsor. They successfully pulled this off in under a month on two campuses running on BP and Conoco-Phillips money.
Here’s the numbers:
- 28 students attended a 2 day training on a weekend amounting to over 12 hours of campaign and leadership development!
- HALF of the applicants identified as non-white or People of Color.
- 5 of the students spoke a language other than English as their first language.
You can see more photos from the event here! LIKE their Facebook page and get involved if you go to Alaska Pacific University or University of Alaska Anchorage. This training workshop is one of many great events these students are running!