Deadline: Washington D.C. Service & Leadership Week

17 Feb 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Colorado Young Leaders is traveling to Washington D.C. in June 2020! CYL is partnering with the Close Up Foundation to provide an impactful week of service and leadership through civic engagement from June 21-26, 2020 for 10 CYL students.

During the week, Young Leaders will have the opportunity to meet with other teen leaders from across the United States to engage in debates and workshops to find your unique voice. Leaders will explore parts of D.C. and meet directly with Colorado members of Congress to voice your opinion on issues impacting your daily life. CYL will also be preparing 1-2 service projects with local D.C. nonprofit organizations to help leaders better understand broader issues throughout the U.S.

General Information about CYL/Close Up trip is listed below.  If you want to learn more about the trip, please contact Lauren.

What is the trip cost? Total trip fees are roughly $1,800 per person. However, Close Up is subsidizing a portion of the cost and will cost each person $1,047 for a week of programming, all transportation (including flights and within DC), meals and lodging. A CYL staff member will be present with students at all times. CYL does not expect families of CYL participants to pay the remaining amount. Rather, once the 10 students are selected, the students will work together to fundraiser and use their leadership skills to communicate with community members to help support their journey to D.C. Deposits are $400 and due on Thursday, January 30th.

Who should apply? Students who are interested in civic engagement, creating change in their communities, and who want to amplify their voice should apply. It’s a great experience for those who are interested in pursuing a career in politics, community organizing, and more. Current freshmen through graduating seniors (2020) may apply. All applicants must either attend the information meeting or talk directly with Lauren.

Deadline for youth to apply is Monday, February 17th 2020. CYL is only able to bring 10 students and will be selecting students based on participation in CYL activities and involvement in the community. Students can start the application here. This is the FINAL extension deadline! 


Questions? Contact Lauren.

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17 Feb 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM