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Student Advocacy Training Institute

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We are excited to engage the next generation in the work of racial equity and equip students with the tools to envision their place among the change-makers that have come before.


The work of equity advocacy exists across all sectors of our community, and there is a piece of this work that is waiting for each of us to begin. 

This is where our Student Advocacy Training Institute begins: connecting talents and passions to Transform Tomorrow, Today!


SATI Overview

The 2nd cohort of the Student Advocacy Training Institute launch will be on both Friday, May 31st, 5:00 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, June 1st, 9:30 am-5:00 pm.



The SATI will host multiple local leaders who will share about their equity advocacy work in various sectors of our community. Activism in the areas of art, education, environment, journalism, civic engagement, organizing, and more will be covered.


The kickoff event will be held in downtown Jacksonville, with subsequent virtual project check-ins through the summer. 


Students will be supported during the process of producing an equity advocacy project for seed funding consideration. 

There is no cost to participate. 


Application Closes: Monday, May 6th, 2024

Application Requirements

SATI is open to students aged 16-23 who have a passion for equity and justice and a commitment to developing and executing an advocacy-related project over the summer.  Students must have transportation to and from the in-person programming.

Fifteen students will be selected for an opportunity to attend the SATI program to include ongoing support for their project development and compete to receive seed funding for a student-designed advocacy project after a submission and review process.

Required virtual information sessions will be scheduled after the application deadline.

Any questions can be sent to

This project was supported with funds provided by the VyStar Foundation

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