PORTLAND (new in fall 2017)
EASTSIDE (new in fall 2017)
(Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and beyond)
Applications for all programs available on our website August 15.
This school-year program empowers students in grades 6-8 to use their talents and networks to further the mission of Water1st. We value the next generation of global leaders and believe it’s important to facilitate their growth and understanding of effective global development.
The board is structured around three core parts: education, advocacy, and fundraising. In this way, students learn about the global water crisis and advance their personal skill set while changing lives in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Some topics include: global disparities in income and health, how the walk for water impacts women and girls, the importance of implementing sanitation alongside water projects, urban poverty vs. rural poverty, and community-led development.
We believe Middle Schoolers are smart, talented advocates and we are thankful so many youth are choosing to engage on a deeper level with the Water1st mission.
We also believe in pizza. There will always be pizza.
Applications are closed for the Middle School Board. We are excited about our 2016-2017 members! Thank you to everyone who applied or helped spread the word! If you are interested applying next year or learning more, contact us.
September to December: We begin with an introduction to the world water crisis (and to each other!). We specifically discuss how the the time and labor involved in water collection impacts women & girls.
January and February: All Water1st projects integrate toilets and hygiene education with water. We talk about why we take this approach to improve public health and implement projects that last.
March and onwards: We finish the year with discussions about community-led development & self-sufficiency. The program completes with participation in our annual Carry5 Walk for Water.