BY YOUNG PEOPLE

Training leaders

Young people need to be taken seriously—not just as voters, but as leaders.

Our generation is leading a massive political movement to take charge of our own future. From organizing nationwide marches in support of gun reform to leading the way to bold action on climate change through strikes, protests, and community forums, we know how to get things done. Young leaders supercharge the fight for social change, so we train young people to organize their peers, lead a team to victory, and fight for bold policies that will protect and uplift our communities. We’ve trained hundreds of young leaders since we were founded, and now watch with pride as they serve at all levels of government in the state, run campaigns and strategy at so many of our partner organizations, work alongside incredible elected officials, and so much more.

We’re providing the resources, tools, and support to young leaders across the state who are fighting for change—and not to get all sappy on you, but we’re building powerful relationships with one another in the process so that we can lift each other up. Want to learn more? Keep scrolling.

Join our Leadership Development Program

Participants in our Leadership Development program help shape and pass statewide policy and organize their peers to seize their power in our democracy. Leadership classes meet elected officials, lobby to pass policy, register their peers to vote, and get to attend trainings with some of the best organizers in the state. They get in the press, writing letters to the editor and op-eds for newspapers across Colorado, and have even been interviewed for national outlets like Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan. And at the end of the day, they build lasting relationships with their peers, join a strong network of New Era alumni across the state and country, and develop skills to become leaders in our democracy, not sometime in the future, but right now.

We have a Boulder and Denver leadership classes in spring, summer, and fall. Participants in the program will do a combination of classroom sessions and on-the-ground political advocacy and organizing, which could include voter registration, testifying around legislation at the Capitol, getting out the vote, or educating around issues. Sounds cool, right?

APPLY HERE
Join our
Leadership Development Program

Participants in our Leadership Development program help shape and pass statewide policy and organize their peers to seize their power in our democracy. Leadership classes meet elected officials, lobby to pass policy, register their peers to vote, and get to attend trainings with some of the best organizers in the state. They get in the press, writing letters to the editor and op-eds for newspapers across Colorado, and have even been interviewed for national outlets like Rolling Stone and Cosmopolitan. And at the end of the day, they build lasting relationships with their peers, join a strong network of New Era alumni across the state and country, and develop skills to become leaders in our democracy, not sometime in the future, but right now.

We have a Boulder and Denver leadership classes in spring, summer, and fall. Participants in the program will do a combination of classroom sessions and on-the-ground political advocacy and organizing, which could include voter registration, testifying around legislation at the Capitol, getting out the vote, or educating around issues. Sounds cool, right?

APPLY HERE

Volunteer with New Era

We rely on volunteers to register voters, contact legislators, provide event support, and so much more. We have constant opportunities to get involved and encourage anyone who believes in youth-driven democracy to join us. Not sure how you might want to get involved? We’ll work with you to find out what you’re passionate about, what you’re interested in doing, and help plug you into events, actions, and campaigns that work for you—fill out our form and we’ll reach out!
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