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Future Leaders Alumni Network
Were you a Future Leader Program participant in the past? HCC is launching our new Future Leaders Alumni Network (FLAN) to connect former Future Leaders with each other and with HCC’s upcoming advocacy opportunities. By joining the Future Leaders Alumni Network, you will receive invitations to activities specific to Future Leaders Alumni Network members. If you opt in, you can also be added to a contact list that we distribute to other Future Leaders Alumni so you can keep in touch with other former Future Leaders. Join today!
VIRTUAL Future Leaders program
What: The Hemophilia Council of California’s (HCC’s) Future Leaders Program provides leadership training and advocacy tools for teens and young adults affected by bleeding disorders. Leading up to Legislative Day, they find out more about their role in the government process. Future Leaders also learn how to be effective advocates for themselves and their families.
Future Leaders connect with their peers and have fun! Participants hear from both Legislative Staffers and Future Leaders alumni. During Legislative Day, they also meet with their legislators (or legislative staff) via Zoom. Young Future Leader advocates learn to tell their stories, and they find inspiration to share their voice where it matters most.
– When: Webinar Series
- Webinar series of eight, 90-minute webinars
- Program dates: 3/2, 3/9, 3/18, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 5/18, 6/8 @ 7 – 8:30 PM
- Pre-Legislative Day webinar: “Legislative Day 2021: A Virtual Advocacy Primer” will take place on April 12th at either 12 PM or 6 PM, and it specifically covers speaking with elected officials. (Attendees will include not just Future Leaders but also those registered for meetings on Legislative Day and anyone who is interested in advocacy with legislators.)
- Virtual Legislative Day (April 14): Teens will be sorted into groups based on their geographic area and scheduled for conference calls/online meetings with their legislator or his/her staff.
Requirements to Apply:
- You must be between the ages of 14 – 22 at the time of the program.
- You must have a bleeding disorder or be a sibling or child of a person with a bleeding disorder.
- You must be able to commit to participating in all parts of the program.
Application Deadline has now passed. You can still register to attend Legislative Day on April 12, 13, 14 until March 12.
-Where: Now a VIRTUAL event through online meetings.
-How: The Future Leader webinar series consists of eight, 90-minute webinars that will focus on advocacy education and telling your story.
- Six of the webinars will lead up to and prepare participants for participation in Virtual Legislative Day.
- Two webinars will occur after Legislative Day and provide an opportunity to discuss lessons learned from the advocacy experience and how to follow up.
- Mentors will help moderate the group meetings and also engage teens in between webinars with check-ins and reminders.
- The pre-Virtual Legislative Day webinar “Legislative Day 2021: A Virtual Advocacy Primer” will go over the issues that everyone will discuss on Legislative Day.
- On Legislative Day groups of Future Leaders will share their stories with several legislators or their staff.
- Phone2Action and Social Media will also be utilized to promote our talking points during the week of Legislative Day.
Teens will be encouraged to responsibly interact and share their input during the webinars.
- There may also be some work assigned in between webinars to maximize our time together.
- Before the webinar series, each Future Leader will receive a box of supplies – such as a red tie – that will enhance the program.