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Future Leaders program – We’re back in person!!

Become a Hemophilia Council of California Future Leader!   The 2023 Future Leaders is a three-day, in-person program in Sacramento.  Teens come together from across the State.  They meet other youth in the bleeding disorders community, make new friends and have fun!  Future Leaders find inspiration among other teens to be bold. They share their voices where it matters most!

Future Leaders 2022 Photos (Day 1)

On our first day, you can find photos of our Future Leaders during group activities and getting to know one another!

Future Leaders 2022 Photos (Day 2)

On Day 2, we toured the Capitol, visited the new legislative office building, and talked about what leadership means.  Congratulations to all of our 2022 Future Leaders!

Future Leaders program

– What:

The Hemophilia Council of California’s (HCC’s) Future Leaders Program provides leadership training and develops advocacy skills for teens affected by bleeding disorders. Leading up to Legislative Day, they find out more about their role in the government process.  Future Leaders also learn to be effective advocates for themselves and their families.

 Future Leaders will attend a pre-Legislative Day program in person on March 19 and 20. There they will find out how to tell their stories to legislators.  They also learn to advocate for themselves and their families in other areas of their lives.  Future Leaders take part in leadership building games and activities led by Gut Monkey facilitators.  Other fun highlights include a visit to the Capitol and team building games! Most importantly, teens learn about the legislative process and how it affects them.

During Legislative Day, Future Leaders take a lead role in legislative meetings!  They tell their stories and advocate for important legislation at the State level.  Are you in high school? If you have a bleeding disorder or have a sibling or parent with one, we hope you apply!  Join us next March for the Future Leaders Program!

– When:

    • Pre-Legislative Day Webinar (Virtual) (March 15) 6:00 – 7:00 PM:  Webinar orientation for Legislative Day.  Introduction to the bills we are supporting.
    • Future Leaders Program (March 19- 20) Sacramento:  In person program.
    • Legislative Day (March 21): Sacramento In person meetings with legislators or their staff.  Between 8 AM and 4 PM. Most groups will have three to five 15-30 minute meetings.

– Requirements to Apply: 

  • You must be a high school student (Grades 9 – 12) at the time of the program.
  • You must have a bleeding disorder or be a sibling or child of a person with a bleeding disorder.
  • You must be able to commit to participating in all parts of the program.

Applications open now until Friday, February 3rd.

2019 Future Leaders

– Where:

  • Pre-Legislative Day webinar is virtual.
  • All other aspects of Future Leaders and Legislative Day are In person, Sacramento (subject to change based on public health & safety)

 How:

  • Pre-Legislative Day Webinar For all Legislative Day attendees to prepare them on the issues.

  • Future Leaders In Person Program Sacramento program to provide teens advocacy skills training.

  • Legislative Day. Registered participants in geographically-aligned groups.  Each participant’s group has several visits with legislators or staff.  In person meetings at the Swing Space in downtown Sacramento near the Capitol.

     

  • Capital Canary emails and social media will also promote our key issues during that week.

Questions about the program? Email apalladino@hemophiliaca.org

 Over 18? Sign up for Legislative Day.  Or contact us for more information about our Advocacy and Access Ambassadors.

Future Leaders Alumni Network

(FLAN)

Were you a Future Leader Program participant in the past?  HCC is launching our new Future Leaders Alumni Network (FLAN) to connect former Future Leaders with each other and with HCC’s upcoming advocacy opportunities.  By joining the Future Leaders Alumni Network, you will receive invitations to activities specific to Future Leaders Alumni Network members.  If you opt in, you can also be added to a contact list that we distribute to other Future Leaders Alumni so you can keep in touch with other former Future Leaders.  Join today!

Future Leaders Sponsors

NHF State Based Advocacy Coalition is supported by Novo Nordisk (Founding Sponsor), Bayer, CSL Berhing, Genetech, The Hemophilia Alliance, Sanofi Genzyme and Takeda.