• Apply and be accepted into this program
  • Have a child or grandchild or connection to a child (extended family) in the Georgia education system, private school, and or homeschooled (this includes Pre-K).
  • Attend at least six out of the seven training sessions (each session will be a 1 hour to 1 ½ hour-long training session)
  • Be active on social media
  • Have a strong passion for advocacy and improving education
  • April 11th – EPIC introduction and how to tell your story.  Advocates will learn how to craft and build their personal stories when it comes to advocacy. 
  • April 18th – Advocacy 101. Advocates will learn the basics of advocacy and how to set up a strong campaign that wins every time. 
  • April 25th – The power of relationship building. During this training, participants will hear from parents and fellow advocates on the importance of relationship building. 
  • May 2nd – Organizing 101. Let’s talk about how to build a movement. This session will give families 101 on organizing. 
  • May 9th – Education Policy 101. We will be joined by policy experts to share a little insight into the policy landscape. Participants will have a crash course in civics. 
  • May 16th – School Data. Participants will have an opportunity to understand the importance of school data and how they can use it to change their child’s education. 
  • May 23rd – Graduation

Each training will start at 7 PM and will be held on Thursdays. Session recordings will be available for participants who are unable to attend

Please note current Georgia K-12 students can also apply for this program.

The deadline to apply is April 5th, 2024.

Once applied, you will receive an email within 48 hours to schedule a virtual interview with a GeorgiaCAN staff member.

There is no stipend associated with this program. This program is volunteer-only.

If you have any questions about the training, please direct them to epic@gacan.org