Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy is an online learning community of federal, state and local advocates working to advocate with and for youth across the country. We regularly provide online and in-person trainings on topics that support individuals and organizations engage in advocacy activities such as grassroots lobbying, mobilization, network building, policymaker education, and E-advocacy.

To view a list of our past and upcoming trainings, see below:

  • Reveal of New Social Media Research: Thurs., April 5, 2018,  1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
  • Welcome to the Reconnecting Youth Campaign’s Advocacy Academy: Thurs., April 12, 2018, 1:30-3:00pm (EST)
  • How to Create Events Back Home: Thurs., May 31, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
  • What to do Before, During & After Meetings: Thurs., June 14, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
  • Staycation Advocacy – How to Win Washington from your Own Back Yard: Thurs., July 19, 2018 1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)
  • Advocacy Storytelling: Winning the Hearts, Minds and VOTES of Lawmakers: Thurs., August 23, 2018, 1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)
  • Backstage Pass – Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making: Thurs., Sept. 20, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
  • Federal Funding Streams and How to Conduct Fiscal Scans: Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018, 1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)
  • The Future Post Elections 2018: Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018, 1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)
  • Building Relationships with a New Congress: Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm (EST)
  • What to Expect in a Meeting with a Member of Congress: Mon., Jan. 31, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
  • How to Effectively Follow Up After Engaging with a Member of Congress: Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)
  • Stay-cation Advocacy – How to Win in Washington from Your Own Backyard: Fri., May 10, 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm (EST)
  • New Survey Data Reveal on Member-Constituent Engagement: Tues., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EST)
  • What Congress Wants from Constituents vs. Professional Lobbyists: Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm (EST)
  • How Mail to Congress Moves from the Back Office to the Member Office: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)

To learn more about the Advocacy Academy, contact Jo Ann Paanio joann@forumfyi.org


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