Growing Civic Leaders Program

Delegate: Mildred Edwards
State: Kansas



Edwards’ Vision 2020 State Initiative provides civic leadership and advocacy training to adolescent females residing in Kansas. The “Growing Civic Leaders Program” is intended to encourage girls and their adult female sponsors to consider careers in governmental service at the local, state and federal levels. A curriculum is being developed and disseminated to local community based on organizations currently serving the targeted population. The curriculum will feature advocacy training modules on understanding your community issues, accessing and engaging your legislators, crafting your position statement and indentifying your voice, managing the legislative process, and following up for success.  Successful completion of the curriculum will be celebrated with a trip to the state capitol, meetings with members of the legislature, and a photograph and visit with the governor.

Learn more about Mildred Edwards by reading her full bio.