Up to 30 student teams around the country will join the new Grassroots Leaders Project for the 2011-2012 school year. Anyone who is serious about making real change on his or her campus in California & has demonstrated an ability to do so is encouraged to apply!
- **Lead an ambitious real food campaign on your campus**
- Participate in a National Working Group—collaborating with other student leaders across the country on topics of interest
- Participate in a Regional Leadership Team—contributing to local event planning and outreach to student groups at nearby schools
- Identify campus funding sources to support student programming and real food activities
All Grassroots Leaders will receive:
- Attendance at a Summer Regional Leadership Institute
- Support developing and implementing a real food campaign plan
- Possible travel opportunities to national and regional conferences
- Recognition in local and national media
- Connection, mentorship, and collaboration with a community of leaders
You’ll be a good candidate if you are:
- Self-motivated and eager to make real change for real food on your campus
- Committed to economic justice, anti-racism, student power and contributing to a movement
- Passionate about sustainable food issues and food justice
- Willing to learn, be flexible, and be constructively critical of yourself and others
- Excited to actively contribute to the Grassroots Leaders community
- Note: Each team may consist of 1-3 members, with one person serving as point for the team
Is it a good match for you? Applicants will be chosen based on:
- An Ambitious Goal: Does your team have a bold campaign to change their campus food system? Do they have commitment and time to see it through?
- Leadership Team: Do you have a strong group of student leaders driving forward the real food campaign on your campus?
- Community Support: Does your team have the support of at least 1 sponsoring faculty member or staff person and at least 2 outside student activists/community leaders (we can assist you in identifying allies)?
- Growth Potential: Do you have room to learn and develop your own leadership by being a part of the Grassroots Leaders Project?