"I came back more knowledgeable about Washington government, more equipped with practical lobbying skills, and more empathetic from deep discussions on race and culture."
—David Choi, Advocacy Camp 2016
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, Federal Way, WA 98023 from Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 12th at 3:30 p.m.
Come learn how your leadership can motivate lawmakers to make decisions that improve the lives 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.
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.
We seek to reflect the diversity of Washington’s families in our participants. We highly encourage 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.
This training fills up. We encourage you to apply now. Don’t delay, apply today!
We prefer applications by Monday, August 28th. Applications after this date will be reviewed based on space.
For more information about our advocacy trainings, please email Emijah Smith or call (206) 324-0340 ext. 25.