2022 Young Advocates Institute Summer, July 13-17, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina-Applications Now Open

June 14, 2022

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) is pleased to announce and open applications for the 2022 Young Advocates Institute Summer, July 13-17, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. 

This year is the 11-year anniversary of the Young Advocates Institute. For over a decade, the Young Advocates Institute has been a rigorous training ground for over 1,800 youth across North Carolina. Merging the prevention/intervention of sexual and dating violence +social justice + education + advocacy + love + hip hop and popular culture lens + intergenerational approach, the Young Advocates Institute is a soulful and liberating experience.

Still grappling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Young Advocates Institute made the tough decision not to host its traditional offering of 200 youth on a college campus.   Instead, this year fifty (50) youth, ages 13-17, will be selected to participate in the 2022 Young Advocates Institute. In addition, we will host a four (4) day meeting at a hotel in theRaleigh-Durham area, virtual session in August and  an end of year conference call in December.

The Young Advocates Institute now has an application process. The application is a tool to further enhance an active, interactive, and dynamic setting for students to grow their knowledge and skills.

  • The learning style question helps with the content design
  • The leadership style question helps with group dynamics
  • The short answer questions provide an opportunity to see how students feel and what matters to them

The expectation is a rich learning environment that is shaped by the gifts of lived experience and the multiple perspectives of the students we serve.

Apply for the 2022 Young Advocates Institute online at  https://forms.gle/FUiAo5Ga2ZNKZz1HA


The deadline to apply for the 2022 Young Advocates Institute is 5pm on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Applicants of the 2022 Young Advocates Institute will be notified on or before Monday, June 27, 2022.

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If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (919) 871-1015 or via email [email protected].