Registration is open for YDSA’s weekly online organizing trainings every Tuesday at, 8PM ET/7PM CT/6PM MT/5PM PT. First training is May 28.
Grab your bandanas and lace up your hiking boots – YDSA is heading to summer camp! Join us around the virtual campfire every Tuesday evening all summer for a new organizing training each week. From talking about socialism with potential members to running and winning a transformative campaign, attendees will gain the skills they need to take their YDSA chapters to the next level this Fall.
Each training will consist of a one-hour webinar every Tuesday at 8PM ET/7PM CT/6PM MT/5PM PT, led by a DSA staff organizer or YDSA student leader. Attendees will receive a reading assignment each week prior to the training, and a homework assignment to complete and report back on by the next week’s training. All trainings will be recorded and available to all who register for summer camp using this form. There is no cost to attend these trainings.
YDSA summer camp is open to everyone! Members of YDSA chapters and organizing committees, as well as DSA members with an interest in campus organizing and students who are interested in launching a campus or high school chapter are especially encouraged to sign up. The trainings will be geared specifically toward organizing successful YDSA chapters.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
YDSA Summer Camp Agenda
Subject to change
May 28 – YDSA 101
June 4 – Mass outreach and recruitment on campus
June 11 – How to run a meeting
June 18 – Activating your membership
June 25 – How to have a 1 on 1
July 2 – Developing a strategy
July 9 – Planning a winning campaign
July 16 – Navigating your school’s bureaucracy
July 23 – Chapter security and organizing safety
July 30 – National convention, no training
August 6 – Agitprop 101
August 13 – Running a voter registration drive