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Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 11:52:50 -0400
Subject: Amnesty's Youth Activist Kollege
- YAK Deadline Extended until May 27! -
Please encourage people in your groups to apply.
As of April 29th (our original deadline for applications) we have received
22 applications, this is less than half of the 50 we expect to attend YAK.
So far, there are 2 men, and 18 women, 2 are undergrads and the rest are
high school students. As you can see, we really need to target more of our
recruitment to college students and men in addition to seeking applicants
from differing racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual
orientation. To make this year's YAK a success, we need 50 spots filled by
people coming from differing backgrounds and locations around the country.
We are extending the deadline for YAK applications to May 27th to
accommodate this and I have attached a revised participant application that
reflects the new deadline.
Do some targeted calling to make sure this year's YAK is a success. We're
counting on you!
Joshua Frazier, Acting Membership Program Coordinator
Amnesty International USA Southern Regional Office
730 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1060
Atlanta, GA 30308 USA
Phone: (404) 876-5661 x15 Fax: (404) 876-2276
*Do the Rights Thing this summer!*
Attend AIUSA's Youth Activist Kollege
July 21-24, 2005 in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC area)
YAK is the ultimate networking opportunity for up-and-coming Amnesty
leaders. You'll also get tips and tools to help recruit new people, run
meetings, plan events, and harness the power of youth activists at your
school. Ensure that your AI group thrives next year. Attend YAK 2005.
Hurry, space is limited! Deadline is May 27, 2005. For more information
and to download an application go to:
Rundown of who should and why apply for YAK:
YAK is for students who are:
Leading Amnesty high school and college group coordinators
Rising Amnesty leaders in their high school or college group
Founding an Amnesty group at their school.
YAK is for youth who want to:
Get plugged into a national network of activists who are coming from
different places and backgrounds but face similar challenges and share the
same passion for human rights.
Build leadership skills and ability to organize and mobilize youth and
campus and in the community,
Learn more about different human rights issues and
Understand how Amnesty International works to focus the power of its
activists to promote and defend the human rights of others.
· Only one person from the same AI group may attend YAK as a
· Applicants should not be entering their last year of
college/university in 2005-06.
· Most applicants should not hold a formal AI volunteer leadership
position beyond that of group coordinator. There are no age restrictions
beyond being a "youth". (AI defines this as 25 or younger.) Please note
that the majority of participants are between the ages of 15 and 22.
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