The Healthy Schools Now Student Leadership Academy will provide an opportunity for students to receive training in civic engagement and to develop leadership skills. The focus will be to equip students to be advocates for school facility quality, but the lessons will be transferable, so that participants will be better equipped to advocate on social, economic, and environmental justice issues in the future. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each session. Transportation costs will be reimbursable.
Using the subject of healthy and safe school facilities as the general theme, over the course of one year, we will provide eight trainings on topics as diverse as public health, healthy and safety training, effective advocacy, communications and media training.
We are looking for students from the pilot districts who are interested in a unique leadership development opportunity. We want to transform students into exceptional leaders empowered to create solutions for healthier communities.