Future Leaders Program

2018 Future Leader application is open!

2017 Future Leaders. Join us in 2018 to be a bleeding disorders champion!

Become a champion for your community through the Future Leader program!

The Hemophilia Council of California’s (HCC’s) Future Leaders Program provides leadership training and advocacy tools for teens and young adults affected by bleeding disorders. Leading up to annual Legislative Day, Future Leaders gain understanding and skills on their role in the government process, insurance and programs that support care, educational opportunities, and how to be an effective advocate. Participants hear from statewide and national healthcare leaders, learn self-reliance, connect with their peers, meet with legislators at the State Capitol, have fun and find inspiration to share their voice where it matters most.

   

Last year even the CA bear got in on the Red Tie Challenge!

Problems applying? Contact info@hemophiliaca.org

When: April 30 – May 2, 2018 in Sacramento, CA (HCC pays travel costs)
Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2018
Requirements to Apply: You must be between the ages of 14 – 22 at the time of the program. You must have a bleeding disorder or be a sibling of a person with a bleeding disorder. You must be able to commit to participating in all 3 days of the program.

(Over 22 or not able to commit to 3 days? Come to Legislative Day on May 2!)

This year, HCC will offer designated introductory and basic advocacy programming for new Future Leaders and their loved ones and advanced training for returning Future Leaders, including national advocacy, advocating at home and mentorship. ALL travel expenses, accommodations and meals will be provided by HCC.

In this program you’ll learn about…

  • Effectively telling your story to legislators, health care providers, friends, and others about living with a bleeding disorder or supporting a family member or friend with a bleeding disorder.
  • Advocating for yourself, siblings, family members and others with insurance, health care, school or work, in your local community, and at the state level.
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Career choices and challenges for people with bleeding disorders.
  • How insurance works and resources to access health care in California.
  • How California Government and the National Government works and about the programs that support people with bleeding disorders throughout the state.

Plus you’ll meet other young people from across the state who want their voices heard.

The program will take place from Monday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Sacramento, California. ​HCC pays for all expenses for travel to and from Sacramento, meals, and lodging. This is a very sought after program and space is limited.

If you are interested in becoming a 2018 Future Leader, please apply below. We have a limited number of spots available. Future Leaders will be selected in early April. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2018.

When: April 30 – May 2, 2018

Deadline to Apply: March 24, 2018

Requirements to Apply: You must be between the ages of 14 – 22 at the time of the program. You must have a bleeding disorder or be a sibling of a person with a bleeding disorder. You must be able to commit to participating in all 3 days of the program.

Questions about the program? Email info@hemophiliaca.org