Youth Activisim Fellowship for tobacco control announced for 2012-2013

The Legacy Youth Activism Fellowship is an 18-month national leadership development program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. The fellowship combines leadership training, mentorship, technical assistance and community engagement to advance the efforts of local tobacco control. Throughout the program, fellows will get to visit different parts of the country, learn from nationally recognized leaders, receive technical support for local projects and network with other youth activists from around the nation.

Who Should Apply?
Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 with a strong commitment to activism and public health should apply. Applicants must be residents of the United States, the District of Columbia or U.S. territories. Eligible candidates should demonstrate a commitment to promoting healthy communities through tobacco prevention and control. We also welcome individuals with an emerging interest in tobacco control and prevention at the local, state, or national level.


    • Participate for the entire duration of the 18-month program (January 2012 – June 2013)
    • Attend mandatory in-person trainings and events in Washington, DC and other locations as designated. (Travel, lodging and meals covered by Legacy):
      • January 2012 in Washington, DC
      • June 2012 (TBD)
      • August 15-17 2012 @ National Conference on Tobacco & Health, Kansas City, MO
      • January 2013 (TBD)
      • June 2013 in Washington, DC
    • Actively engage in a local or state advocacy project focused on tobacco control for the duration of program.
    • Contribute to the implementation of a national group project designated by Legacy
    • Complete program assignments and reporting requirements.
    • Participate in monthly conference calls and all in-person meetings.

To begin the application CLICK HERE. Deadline is November 30, 2011.