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Seattle youth board

A school year program for 6th-12th grade students in Seattle and the surrounding area. 

COMMITMENT

Water1st Youth Board members are required to attend 5 meetings per school year and fundraise for our Carry5 Walk for Water.

Attend and participate in board meetings focused on education, advocacy, and fundraising. 

Participate in advocacy and engagement opportunities as available

Support our Carry5 Walk for Water event as a volunteer and fundraiser.

Members are chosen based on interest in global issues as well as a commitment to advocacy and fundraising.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This school year program empowers students to use their talents and networks to further the work of Water1st. Students gain a deep understanding of the global water crisis and acquire the tools to effectively communicate the problem, thus creating the next generation of super-advocates who are positively impacting the world.

Water1st Youth Board members meet to engage in activities that, 1/ educate students on the impact and challenges of the global water crisis, 2/ empower students to make a difference through advocacy training, 3/ support a new network of friendships based on a common interest of global equity.

Our curriculum teaches students a variety of global development topics including public health, technology, economics, gender equity, research, monitoring & evaluation, and community-led development.

Advocacy training includes public speaking, writing, designing social media campaigns, and more.

Leadership positions are available for returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Opportunities include the meeting committee, social media committee, focus group facilitator, and liaison to the Water1st Board.  

We offer in-person meetings for students in Seattle and the surrounding area. Transportation assistance available.

YEAR OVERVIEW

Meeting schedule:
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Middle School
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm High School
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm HS Focus Groups

Sunday, September 17, 5-6pm PT (Info night)
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Sunday, May 5, 2024 (Carry5 Walk for Water)
Our program: Education, Advocacy, Fundraising

EDUCATION.
 Students learn about the positive outcomes of a community-led approach to global development as well as the unique complexities of extreme poverty and the challenges in each of the regions where we work. They develop a deep understanding of our holistic projects that include piped water to individual households.

ADVOCACY. 
Students learn how to be advocates for a cause; how to develop a strong voice; and how to develop a plan to impact the injustices they see in the world.

FUNDRAISING. 
Our culminating event is our annual Carry5 Walk for Water. Students host the walk, rally friends, serve as volunteers, and raise money for a community water project.

Applications for the 2023-24 Water1st Youth Board are currently closed. 
Questions? Contact Susan.

additional youth programs

GLOBAL FELLOWS

Global Fellows are selected to participate in a travel experience to learn about sustainable development in our project communities. Juniors and seniors who have participated as Water1st Youth Board members are eligible to apply to this program. 

8-10 days travel

during typical school breaks
VIRTUAL YOUTH BOARD

This school year program, offered online around the world for students in grades 6th to 12th, empowers members to use their talents and networks to further the work of Water1st and to meet like-minded students around the United States and across the globe.

2 hours per month

after school or weekends during school year
School clubs
Want to start a Water1st club in your school? School club leaders will be supported with curriculum and connections with other club leaders around the world.

Commitments vary

after school or weekends during school year
SPEAKER REQUEST

Would you like Water1st to speak to your class or organization? We’d love to meet your group and do not charge for speaking. Please get in touch using form below.

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Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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