Established in 2015, the League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) Youth Outreach Committee recruits young members to become informed, engaged, and valued participants in our historic mission of voter education, advocacy, and making democracy work.
Goals and Activities The primary goal of the Youth Outreach Committee is to work on the annual LWVA High School Debate Scholarship Program, which will take place in the spring. The program engages the Alameda High Schools to promote creative thinking, enhance knowledge of civics, and encourage students to become active participants in the democratic process. Youth Outreach Committee members will also take part in LWVA’s High School Voter Registration Program which occurs in the spring at the Alameda High Schools.
Volunteer Opportunities 1. Work with Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) administrators and teachers to gain an understanding of requirements as related to preparing students to debate.
2. Work with community and institutional partners, including the College of Alameda and Girls Incorporated of the Island City, as related to preparing students to debate.
3. Construct a debate format and rules of engagement to be submitted to AUSD administrators and the LWVA Board for approval.
4. Select a League Position or Issue to be debated using the League’s pros and cons tool.
5. Write and submit grant-funding requests to potential funders, including Bank of Marin, Alameda Rotary Club, Golden Leaf Energy, and others.
6. Work with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, AUSD administrators, and teachers to provide our High School Voter Registration Program at various high schools. Contact Email, phone, or complete the online form to volunteer: Alice Fried, (510) 593-9572, firstname.lastname@example.org