Become an In-School Trainer
Requesting volunteers for the 3rd CalCo Youth Advocacy Day Process, a partnership of CalCo Public Schools and #OurCommonCalvert, and with which League of Women Voters has helped train students every year.
(1) “Students will understand the process of lawmaking in Maryland, and will advocate for the state bill of their choice in the Maryland legislature in Annapolis.”
(2) “Students will influence the forums and debates in which legislators candidate for office.”
Last year, as a result of this process, 80 CalCo students traveled to Annapolis to present their written testimonies on the bills that interested them in the offices of ALL CalCo Delegates and Senators. Last year, the students chose bills dealing with gun violence, sexual assault, public education funding, and eliminating racism in criminal justice. We are excited to see what issues the students choose this year.
How we do it:
Participating students at the 4 high schools have:
4 in-school trainings in November to March
3 Opportunities to ask questions at Candidate Debates in Oct 2018
2 Opportunities to present their testimony to State Legislators:
Nov 14 LWV Legislative Evening
Feb 26 CalCo Youth Advocacy Day in Annapolis (field trip!)
This year we are serving more students with more trainings and we need more trainers. You must have availability during the day—training usually are 20-40 minutes during lunch at each high school.
- skills, knowledge, or interest in advocacy, teaching, or law-making. You will learn the organization of Youth Advocacy Day and the training content involved, and you can sign up in teams to conduct in-school trainings. In other words, you will be prepared! You are valuable if you can volunteer once or 5 times.