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GrassRoots Organizing Weekend (GROW)

The GROW is a comprehensive three-day training for student organizers. It teaches students how to be more strategic in their fight for justice on campus and in the community. GROW trainers are seasoned student organizers from around the country who teach by using their own personal organizing experiences. Usually 20-40 participants attend each GROW. As a participant of the GROW you will learn how to:

  • Increase student power on campus and in the community
  • Develop an effective strategy for your campaign
  • Overcome lack of participation on campus
  • Increase membership of your organization
  • Build more effective coalitions
  • Prioritize the issues that are important to you
  • Win concrete victories in students’ lives

Electoral Action Training (EAT)

Students have the power to swing elections and change the nation, but only if we are organizing, registering people to vote, and getting information about the elections out! The Electoral Action (EAT) training will help you learn how to do all of this and more! Students will be equipped with tried and true electoral organizing skills, some creative new tactics, and a sophisticated understanding of student power. EAT trainers are seasoned USSA student organizers and experienced professional Wellstone trainers from around the country who teach by using their own personal organizing experiences. At the EAT, you will learn how to:

  • Increase the number of registered student voters on your campus
  • Increase student voter turnout on your campus
  • Develop a strategic plan for your electoral campaign
  • Overcome a lack of participation on campus
  • Develop effective student leaders
  • Create a persuasive message
  • Build powerful coalitions

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