Upcoming Opportunities for Rural Youth from CIRCLE

CIRCLE TuftsOur partners at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) based at the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University have announced two great leadership opportunities for young people ages 14-24. They are seeking applications from young people across the country and would love to have rural and Native youth as part of each project.

The first project is called REP US and will explore the role that youth media creation and more diverse youth voices in media can support more young people engaged in elections. CIRCLE will produce new research and use this knowledge to directly fuel strategic communications to support more civic media creation and its role in forwarding youth election engagement. As a part of this project, they are launching a youth advisory group of young people between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, who would provide input and guidance on our project activities such as providing suggestions on research questions, providing input on our communications related to the findings, and other related things. It will include quarterly stipends for the young people, and other personal and professional development support. More details are in the flyer attached here, and the young leaders can apply here.

The second opportunity  is a call for short proposals from young people (ages 14 to 24) interested in creating a blog post, video, or presentation for the CIRCLE website. Content should focus on how communities can increase, diversify, and sustain youth civic and political engagement. Young people are strong civic resources within their communities and CIRCLE would like to highlight youth as assets and experts through this new series. Proposals are due by May 25, 2020.

Please share and promote these opportunities to any young people you may know. For additional information please contact Adam.Strong@tufts.edu or for questions related to our Rural and Native Youth Initiative and the Rural Youth Assembly Summit please contact kimberly.phinney@gmail.com and kathleen.moxon@gmail.com.

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