Youth Advocacy Summit 2020

  • Tue, July 07, 2020
  • Thu, July 09, 2020
  • ONLINE


Youth Advocacy Summit 2020 is an annual week-long youth leadership event hosted by Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and OCA-Greater Houston.

YAS IS GOING VIRTUAL THIS 2020!!!

Houston-area youth (ages 15-18) are invited to join us online July 7-9 from the comfort of home. We will be hosting live workshops featuring special guests to educate and empower our future community advocates. Deadline to apply is May 15th, 11:59pm.

YAS attendees will learn about real-world issues that impact our local communities throughout the week as they converse with key experts, develop their leadership and organizing skills, and engage with elected officials. Past youth summit participants have gone on to testify at city council, lead voter engagement campaigns at their school, speak at press conferences at the state capitol, and represent their community. 

The skills taught at the annual summit are lifelong skills that empower participants to become Greater Houston's next generation of community, business, and advocacy leaders. We encourage Houston youth to apply and join the pipeline of future leaders who will impact the Greater Houston community!

Students of diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, legal status and income level) are especially encouraged to apply.

Email veed@mifamiliavota.org for scholarship opportunities. 



Mi Familia Vota & OCA-Greater Houston
Organizer of Youth Advocacy Summit 2020

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.

OCA–Greater Houston is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, social justice advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

Mission

OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. 

To fulfill its mission, OCA has established the following goals: 

  • to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment; 
  • to promote civic participation, education, and leadership; 
  • to advance coalitions and community building; and 
  • to foster cultural heritage.

Founded in 1973, OCA is an organization of community advocates that aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of all Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. 

OCA is engaged in organizing its 100+ chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. OCA chapters and our affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.


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