A Women’s March initiative released a toolkit targeted to high schoolers and college students to teach them to resist, the group announced Thursday.
The toolkit comes through the Women’s March EMPOWER, an initiative from the Women’s March Youth. The kit is meant to serve as a guide for young activists who want to change their communities, the group said.
“Today, our Women’s March Youth arm is excited to launch a toolkit for young activists to create high school and college chapters that guide students in making a positive impact in their communities,” the group said in a tweet.
The organization has partnered up with other organizations like Rock the Vote, PeaceFirst, Rise to Run and Teen Vogue to get the program started.
The new program highlights three key areas for young potential activists: empowering themselves through “effective” organizing, empowering themselves through voting and empowering themselves for running for office.
“Effective organizing begins with a deep understanding of the change you are trying to create and relies on clear articulation of both where you are and where you want to be. The toolkit provides a comprehensive dive into each stage: Choose, Understand, Plan, Act, and Reflect,” the organization noted.
The initiative also plans to support young women who may want to run for office by partnering them up with Rise to Run to train them and mentor them as progressive candidates.
“The training covers the fundamentals of building a campaign, what it looks like to run as a progressive, the structure of holding local office, and other ways to show up in your community as a candidate, and eventually as an elected official,” Women’s March EMPOWER said.
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