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 2018, the Arizona Hemophilia Association sent 10 young adults between the ages of 17 and 22 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 Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month and used our social media skills to reach even more people with our message.

Who can apply?

Young adults between the ages of 17 and 22 in good standing at the Arizona Hemophilia Association and either have a bleeding disorder, are a carrier, or are a spouse/sibling/child/parent of someone who has a bleeding disorder qualify for the 2019 Future Leaders go to DC trip for NHF’s Washington Days.

Applications are due by Sunday, February 10th, 2019, 11:59pm MST.

Apply Here

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 26, 2019

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

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 28, 2019

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 29, 2019

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 30, 2019

Travel Day