Every year, HFA holds an inspiring and fun Young Adult Advocacy Summit (YAAS)聽to introduce young adults to legislative and personal advocacy in a safe and supportive manner with hands-on training and peer support. Our outreach to legislative offices on Capitol Hill and federal agencies empowers participants to apply their knowledge and experience in their communities. We believe that introducing young people to public service, especially in our nation’s capital, deepens their understanding of society鈥檚 needs and the various ways policymakers address these needs. YAAS is also a great way for our young community members to enhance their educational, personal, and professional development.
Earlier this summer, HFA felt we could safely offer the program in-person. However, given CDC鈥檚 July 27, 2021, guidance based on new evidence on the Delta variant of COVID-19, HFA has made the difficult decision to return to a virtual, online only program. The curriculum and educational programming will remain much the same; however, we will now be offering the program via Zoom.
Participants will receive a $30 gift card for meal delivery service of their choice to use during the Sunday advocacy training workshop. Participants will also receive a pre-Summit toolkit via email with background information and resources to help prepare them for legislative visits.
Hurry to apply. Applications close on Friday, August 20.
Head over to our聽Young Adult Advocacy Summit page for more information and to apply!