Denver's premier leadership and action civics boot camp for young revolutionaries
Who: Ages 14-25?
What: Leadership and advocacy program focused specifically on the areas of: Civic Leadership, Youth Participatory Action Research, Community Organizing, Youth-Adult Partnerships, and Participatory Budgeting
When: Late June-Early August, 5 weeks etc.
How: Popular political education- style trainings and content delivery focused most heavily on dialogue, and recognizing that participants and facilitators are engaged together in a learning process. Youth participants are recognized as experts of their lived experiences and as central to addressing the needs of their communities.
Skills: facilitation, public speaking, social-emotional intelligence, and identity development, time management, self-efficacy, critical thinking, conflict resolution, collaboration, relationship-building, goal-setting, self-reflection, receiving feedback, problem solving
Does is cost anything to participate in VOYCE Academy?
No! The VOYCE Academy is completely free to all participants.
Can I have a job while participating in the VOYCE Academy?
YES! As long as it does not conflict with the Academy hours (Monday-Friday 10am-3pm).
What are the required qualifications to attend the VOYCE Academy?
You must be enrolled in school and have a 2.0 GPA and be between 14-25 years old.
What is a Project VOYCE Youth Trainer?
The Project VOYCE Youth Trainer is a youth who completed the VOYCE Academy and successfully passed the certification test. The certification test will show you've gained the skills and knowledge needed to deliver trainings, presentations, and workshops to educators and community members to receive a monetary incentive above the Colorado minimum wage.