Youth leadership plays a fundamental role in America’s democratic system, and the 2019 National Civic Leadership Training Summit will empower young voters to become advocates for civic engagement. Coinciding with the 55th anniversary of the murders of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the 2019 NCLTS is themed “Live the Legacy.” The conference will give Vote Everywhere Ambassadors and Campus Champions the chance to carry forth these heroes’ legacies through cultivating a more inclusive democracy.
This year’s summit will feature numerous speakers and sessions that address topics like institutionalizing voter registration, mobilizing volunteers, engaging faculty, maximizing digital civic tools, building intersectional movements, and bringing polling sites to campus. The curriculum will give young leaders the strategies and tools they need to become influential voices in today’s democracy. Furthermore, the summit will embolden these young leaders to live the legacy of civic martyrs like Andy, while also setting the foundation to form their own legacies.