Are you interested in gaining firsthand activism experience? Do you wanna be the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez??
The Bus Project is looking for committed high school students interested in civic engagement, leadership development, and advocacy work to join the UPTURN Cohort for the 2019/2020 school year!
UPTURN is a no cost, year-long cohort for high school students from across Portland focused on building political power, engaging their community, and being thoughtful activists. You’ll gain invaluable connections, a great leadership experience to put on your resume, and will play a critical role in shaping the campaign to lower the voting age to 16.
Students will meet monthly to participate in:
- Workshops on politics and the historical contexts of today’s political climate, cultural organizing, activism, and anti-racism work.
- Gaining firsthand experience with organizing tactics and building people power.
- Engaging other young people and their community year-round to increase voter registration, voter turnout, and civic awareness. This includes working on the campaign to lower the voting age to 16!
- Networking and building connections with community members, other advocacy organizations, and local leaders.
More information and the short application can be found here! Applications are due by May 31st.