2024 Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit

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As momentum builds toward November’s 2024 General Election, we are inspired by the spirit of 1964’s Freedom Summer. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was established in memory of Andrew Goodman, a civil rights worker who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, alongside activists James Earl Chaney and Michael Schwerner, for registering Black Americans to vote in Mississippi’s Freedom Summer. We believe that the movement of young people that propelled Freedom Summer did not end in 1964, but continues on today and will tomorrow through the spirit of young people who persistently fight for equitable voting rights.

On July 31 and August 1, The Andrew Goodman Foundation will host its ninth Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit, themed ’64-’24: The 60th Anniversary of Freedom Summer. During this virtual event, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors and young people from across the country will gather to hear inspiring panels and participate in training sessions, just as young organizers did ahead of Freedom Summer. They will leave the event prepared and ready to lead the movement of young voters to the 2024 General Election and beyond.

Young people have always been and will always be the changemakers who push us toward a just and inclusive democracy. This summer, young people across the nation will hearken back to Freedom Summer 1964 as they create their own movement. Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Freedom Summer is not merely an exercise in nostalgia; it is a call to action. It reminds us of the enduring importance of advocating for equality, justice, and human dignity. By honoring the legacy of Freedom Summer, we reaffirm our commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable society.

2024 Schedule

WED, JULY 31

Time Session
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6 PM ET Opening Remarks Speakers: Kaylee Valencia Rashawn Davis
6:25 PM ET Founding Fifteen Campuses
6:45 PM ET Alumni Hall of Fame
7:10 PM ET Hidden Heroes Ceremony
7:30 PM ET Closing Remarks End of Day One

THU, AUG 1

Time Session
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10 AM ET Opening Remarks
10:20 AM ET Keynote
11 AM ET Session One Begins: Legacy Hour
12 PM ET Session Two Begins: Champion, Ambassador, and Highschool Breakouts
1 PM ET Session Three Begins: Project Focused
2 PM ET Session Four Begins: Campus Presentations
3 PM ET Closing Remarks End of Day Two

2024 Speakers

The 2024 NCLTS will inspire and provide participants with meaningful lessons from activists who have demonstrated organizing, advocacy, and leadership building skills.

RASHAWN DAVIS (HE/HIM)

RASHAWN DAVIS (HE/HIM)

Executive Director, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

MIA MATTHEWS (SHE/HER)

MIA MATTHEWS (SHE/HER)

Program and Communications Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

GABRIELLE SLAUGHTER (SHE/HER)

GABRIELLE SLAUGHTER (SHE/HER)

HBCU Lead Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

CAROLINE SMITH (SHE/HER)

CAROLINE SMITH (SHE/HER)

Director of Programs, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

KAYLEE VALENCIA (SHE/HER)

KAYLEE VALENCIA (SHE/HER)

Program Manager: Operations Strategist, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

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2024 Partners

The 2024 NCLTS is a collaboration between The Andrew Goodman Foundation and a collective of organizations committed to increasing student voter turnout and building young leaders.

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

2024 Supporters

The 2024 NCLTS would not have been possible without the constant support of our sponsors, whom we thank for their generosity and partnership.

Puffin Foundation

Puffin Foundation

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Incubating a New Generation of Leaders at the Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Right Act, The Andrew Goodman Foundation hosted its first Andrew Goodman National Civic Leadership Training Summit. Every year, we bring together Andrew Goodman Ambassadors from participating campuses for several days of intensive training. Through hands-on projects, lectures, and leadership development activities, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors learn the fundamentals of impact-oriented campus organizing and voter engagement. The Summit is offered exclusively to Andrew Goodman Ambassadors, with preference given to Andrew Goodman Team Leaders. For more information, contact your campus’s Program Manager.