Take action. Start the conversation. Be the change.
Ever since I started the blog in May of 2020, I have shared this message at the end every post. I hope to use my voice to advocate for myself as a future educator, for my future students, and for systemic change within the education system.
Your voice matters. Use it to spread awareness and make change. Embody the principles and values you with to see in the world.
The first step to any action is passion and dedication. If you care about something, you are already making the world a better place.
Explore the list below for tips on starting your journey as an advocate and ally.
Tips and tricks for becoming a strong advocate and ally
use social media
Social media is a great first step to spreading awareness because you already have a base of followers -- your friends!
Social media platforms allow users to share articles, videos, images, and ideas with millions of people. Start somewhere familiar with the apps you already use. Introduce the topic of education or start a discussion to get the ball rolling.
do more research
If you've become inspired to learn more about topics discussed in this blog, do your own research!
Take it upon yourself to learn more about ideas that you are passionate about. Although you don't need to be an expert to spread awareness about education or any other cause, it always help to have credible sources to back you up!
Start your research by visiting the "Additional Resources" page!
Create a community of advocates to effectively spread your values and message!
There are many ways to recruit other advocates that wish to spread awareness.
Some examples include:
talk to A government representative
Want to go straight to the top? Talk to a government representative!
By writing to a government representative (local, state, or national level), you take a step to making legislative change on the topic of education!
To find your government representative and ways to contact them, explore the USA gov website.
Be yourself, and use your unique talents to take action!
By using your creativity in your advocacy platform, you will stand out and become more relatable.
Anyone can take action and spread awareness, and there are endless ways you can take action. Every action makes a difference.
How will you start your advocacy journey?