This Summer Unleash Your Leadership Potential

Register today for IGNITE’s 2022 We Break Barriers Summer Leadership Academy. Learn how to lead effectively and make meaningful change in your community. 

Why Register?

Your community needs YOU - it’s time to join the movement and IGNITE your pathway to leadership. As a member of your community, you come face to face with challenges every day. With IGNITE’s Summer Leadership Academy, you’ll gain first-hand experience to shape solutions and champion change.

Join the Academy to:

  • Build an understanding of why and how service makes a difference 
  • Learn how to turn the impact you want to make into your leadership mission 
  • Be introduced to different pathways to build the skills and networks to kick-start your political leadership journey
  • Deepen your sense of community and connections 

We Break Barriers Summer Leadership Academy 2022 Dates

Please be advised that by signing up for this academy you are committing to the full series (a total of 10 hours).

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022 6 - 7:30 pm ET (Orientation)
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022 7 - 8:30 pm ET
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 7 - 8:30 pm ET
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm ET
Thursday, Jul 28, 2022, 7 - 8:30 pm ET
Saturday Jul 30, 2022 10 am - 12 pm ET

Registration deadline: Jul 19, 2022

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IGNITE is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of young women.

Event Information

Academy Orientation and Kick-Off 

Determine Your Call to Leadership | Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6 - 7:30 pm ET 

This orientation will introduce you to the subsequent series of IGNITE leadership tracks that will be hosted throughout the month of July 2022 . You will jump-start your pathway to leadership by centering the things you care about in your call to service. 

Leadership Tracks 

You will select a pathway to leadership that best matches the impact you want to make in your community.

The Activist

Advocate for Police Accountability Locally - Get the tools you need to be appointed to police commissions. By participating in this leadership track you will learn the history of community systems, and identify forms of accountability to protect our community from police brutality. 

The Campaign Operative 

Power Behind the Scenes: Work on Campaigns - Build the skills you need to run a grassroots political campaign and get connected with campaigns to elect the next generation candidates office.

We all know that our country and communities need more women pursuing leadership roles in politics. We not only need more women as candidates, we need powerful women behind the scenes running the show. This is why we have created a 5 session Campaign Operative Bootcamp to expand opportunities for women in politics. By joining this summer bootcamp you will be trained on understanding campaign staffer roles and responsibilities, how to secure jobs in this field and finding your path as leaders. The bootcamp features staffers working on a variety of local, state, and federal races who provide an overview of the requisite roles and skills.

By the end of the bootcamp, you'll walk away prepared to land a role on a local or national campaign. 

Questions about the Campaign Operative track? View our FAQ here. 

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