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Join the Youth Action Institute 2009

January 15, 2009

The applications are ready now for the 5th Youth Action Institute to be held on the campus of University of California-Berkeley in Oakland, California, June 23 - 27, 2009.

This will be the fifth annual gathering of youth activists and advocates since starting in '05 at Colorado State University's Ft. Collins, Colorado campus. Other locations include Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, at the North Carolina State University, and last year at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The YAI organizers are led by George Montgomery (NC), Lolisa Gibson (DE), Carrie Rheingans (MI), and Johnny Guaylupo (NY) -- all of whom began as participants at previous trainings. They will be welcoming this year's group and will share their experiences and assist in developing skills in grassroots organizing, public health, advocacy, anti-stigma, and direct action. In all, over 230 youth representing communities from all over North America have shared ideas and succeeded in goals developed at YAI. This year will be no different.

Who Can Come?

Absolutely everyone (between the ages of 16 and 26) is encouraged to apply, regardless of past experience working on HIV and AIDS issues. If you're passionate about working to end AIDS, then you qualify. C2EA especially encourages people living with HIV and AIDS, women, and people of color to apply.

How To Apply?

The application (here) must be received by 5:00 pm on February 5th. It can be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the number and address below:

727 15th Street NW Suite #210
Washington, DC 20005
1877 END AIDS (363-2437)

You will be notified of your acceptance by March 21, 2009. Travel arrangements will be made by YAI staff after confirmation of acceptance.

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This article was provided by Campaign to End AIDS.
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