Apply for Catalyst Leadership 2022!

We are now taking applications for our 2022 Catalyst Leadership Program!

For this year’s program, we are changing up the format: we are selecting applicants to join us on a trip to the Netroots Nation Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from August 18 – 20 (participants will need to be available August 17 – 21). Rights & Democracy Institute will support with tickets, travel and lodging for this life-changing experience.

Since 2006, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, and it is PACKED with leadership development training from a wide range of experienced trainers.

There are limited spaces available, and this opportunity is open only to Vermont womyn and people who identify as womyn, including youth 16-18 and youth enrolled in community college. We are looking for an intersection of womyn from all walks of life who are interested in becoming leaders in their communities, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and people with disabilities. Applications are due June 6th.

How to Apply:

1. Submit a Google Forms application at this link. Note that there are 5 sections in this form; make sure to complete all sections and hit “submit,” or we will not receive your application.

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2. Upload a video at this link, that answers the following three questions:

    • What do you hope to gain from this experience?
    • How can it help you develop your leadership potential?
    • How can that help the community you live in?

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(Note: you can submit either an mp4 file, or a URL link to a video that you have uploaded to YouTube, Instagram, or Vimeo. You can record your video on phone, on a Zoom, on a computer webcam, or however is most convenient for you.)

Application deadline: Monday, June 6th, 11:59pm

**If you have accessibility concerns or need assistance with your application, please contact Mia Schultz,**

Learn more about his exciting opportunity by watching the video below:



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