LEAD 101

Leaders for Education Advocacy Denver (LEAD) builds a bench of diverse, values-aligned education leaders who are interested in learning what it takes to lead or support campaigns for local office. The next LEAD 101 weekend is Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th.

Our application is currently closed. However, reach out to Felipe Vieyra (felipe@denverfamilies.org) for more ways to get involved right now!

What is LEAD 101?

By taking part in LEAD 101, our introductory two-day program, participants will:

  • Learn about local education policy and how to effectively communicate on issues that matter.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and execution strategies necessary to win.
  • Meet civic leaders, former and current elected officials, and other local voices who can guide you long after the program’s completion.

LEAD 101 consistently revises its training materials to ensure participants receive the most up-to-date information and resources.

Who should apply?

LEAD 101 is open to any Denver resident (18 years or older) or any Denver Public Schools family member or educator who is passionate about public education. This program is a great opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to Denver, believe that every student should have access to a high-quality public education, and want to learn about how to be a more effective advocate for change.

Participants will be given a $150 stipend for their time and have access to transportation and childcare supports.

Please note: Candidates currently seeking public office are ineligible to participate in LEAD 101 due to legal compliance in administration of this program. 

How do I apply?

Our application is currently closed. However, reach out to Felipe Vieyra (felipe@denverfamilies.org) for more ways to get involved right now!