You’ve been asking, and the time is finally here! From today until May
7th 11th, we’ll be accepting applications to join the SPARKteam.
The SPARKteam is SPARK’s fuel; it’s what drives us and keeps us going. The SPARKteam is a core group of girls and young women ages 13-22 armed with fierce writing and creative arts skills, powerful ideas, bold strategies for change, and the creative prowess and leadership skills to be a voice for SPARK Movement. SPARKteam activists work together to challenge the sexualization and objectification of women and girls and create positive alternatives: SPARK does not shield girls from the problems of sexualization; instead, it equips girls with the tools and resources they need to fight back.
Sound good? Here’s what we’re looking for:
- girls (including trans girls!) between the ages of 13 and 22
- who are into blogging, activism, and organizing
- who want to join a team of activists making local and national change
- who are located anywhere on this beautiful earth
- who have 15-25 hours a month to dedicate to the cause
We can offer you:
- A supportive environment of girls and women who love to collaborate, communicate ideas and support each other.
- The chance to learn how to plan and execute both local and national activist campaigns.
- Writing experience! You’ll be a published blogger with a repertoire of online work.
- Online trainings and workshops to help you hone your feminist knowledge.
- Real and valuable experience in the world of activism.
- The opportunity to make your voice heard through media appearances, speaking engagements, and more—SPARK girls have given TED talks, testified at the UN, and been on Nick News, among other things.
- Money! We pay you quarterly for your blogs and actions.
Interested? Yeah you are! Click here for the full application, including the full details of what’s required of SPARKteam activists. Then apply! Applications are due
May 7th May 11th 2014, at 11:59pm EST.
Want to get involved with SPARK, but not sure about the commitment the SPARKteam requires? Click here to learn about the Action Squad, a group of girls and their allies working alongside SPARK to support SPARK actions.
We can’t wait to read your applications!