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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 16 and 17. 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.  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. 

The morning after Legislative Day, on March 19, before leaving for home Future Leaders will have a chance to share their Legislative Day experiences and discuss how to keep advocating during the rest of the year.  

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!

– 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 NOW OPEN for 2024 Future Leaders Program.

2019 Future Leaders

– When:

March 13 – Virtual Legislative Day Orientation (via Zoom)
March 18– Legislative Day
March 16, 17, 19– Future Leaders Program

– 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)


  • 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? Contact us for more information about our Advocacy and Access Ambassadors.

Future Leaders Alumni Network


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.  In March 2023, we held the first annual Future Leaders Alumni Reception the evening before Legislative Day!

If you opt in, you can also be part of 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 2023 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 2023 Photos (Day 2)

On Day 2, we had a day of programming at the California Endowment and a visit to the State Capitol.  We ended the day with the Future Leaders Alumni Reception!


FLAN Reception 


Future Leaders (Day 3) & Legislative Day

Congratulations to all of our 2023 Future Leaders! Thank you for your advocacy-





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.