Future Leaders

Future Leaders is a program for teens and young adults in our community who are interested in learning about advocacy. These Future Leaders learn about the history of bleeding disorders, the importance of having a voice about access to quality and affordable healthcare and how to speak with public officials.

In March 2017, the Arizona Hemophilia Association sent 11 young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 from our Future Leaders group to go Washington, D.C. for the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) Washington Days. We helped spread the word about the second annual Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month and use our social media skills to reach even more people with our message.

Who can apply?

Members between the ages of 17 and 21 years old in good standing of the bleeding disorder community of Arizona (either have a bleeding disorder, be a carrier, or be the spouse/sibling/child/parent of someone who has a bleeding disorder) were accepted for the 2017 Future Leaders go to DC trip for NHF’s Washington Days.

Are you afraid of missing school?

The AHA can work with your school to help you get time off to go on this trip.

Sample Itinerary:

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

Travel Day
Depart AZ in the mid-morning, arrive in DC in the evening.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Wake up/Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Washington Days Training
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Capitol Tours
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Social Media Training
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Washington Days Training
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Reception

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Participants Depart for Capitol Hill
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Legislative Briefing
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Legislative Appointments
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants Return to Hotel
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Post-Appointment Check-In
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. State Advocacy Dinner

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. State Advocacy Training
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lunch/Sightseeing/Museums
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm Dinner at House
7:00 p.m.  – Curfew-Relax/Movie Night

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Wake up/Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Air and Space Annex
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. National Monuments
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. – Curfew – Activity TBD

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017

Travel Day

 

Thank You to our Sponsors for Making the Washington Trip Happen!

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