Activist Training.. Grassroots Leadership Academy/AFP

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Activist Training.. Grassroots Leadership Academy/AFP

Time: April 11, 2017 at 6pm to May 16, 2017 at 6pm
Location: Kickbacks Gastropub
Street: 910 King Street
City/Town: Jacksonville, Florida 31558
Phone: Field Director Rhachel Toombs at 904-832-0231, or
Event Type: educational
Organized By: Grassroots Leadership Academy
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2017

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Event Description

Registration due by March 27th.

To register click below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM

This exciting training program will consist of six courses held once a week! You will learn how to effectively make the case for economic freedom, how opponents of economic freedom operate, and how to effectively message and tell your story in your community. Here's the full list of the courses and the dates:


Tuesday, 4/11/17 - Session 1: Making the Case for Economic Freedom
Tuesday, 4/18/17 - Session 2: A Brief History of Grassroots Activism & How the Left Operates
Tuesday, 4/25/17 - Session 3: Building Communities
Tuesday, 5/02/17 - Session 4: Sharing Freedom by Telling Your Story
Tuesday, 5/09/17 - Session 5: Persuasive Messaging
Tuesday, 5/16/17 - Session 6: Data, Technology, and Freedom


Certification Requirements

In order to be considered a certified activist, you must attend all six courses and must contribute six volunteer hours during the span of the 6-week program. Each session will last between 2-3 hours, and dinner will be provided by GLA!

Note: The Grassroots Leadership Academy has sole discretion in determining whether to accept any application to its training programs.


By attending these Americans for Prosperity Foundation events, you irrevocably consent and authorize AFPF and its affiliates, related companies, and contractors, to record, film, photograph, or capture during the events and related events your likeness or image in any media whatsoever, and to distribute, use, broadcast, or disseminate into perpetuity such media for any purpose whatsoever without any further approval from, or any payment to you. The images in all media will constitute AFPF sole property.

Paid for by Americans for Prosperity Foundation.


 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 18 or older to attend.

 What can I bring into the event?

Pencil/pen and notebook is advised. 

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Field Director Rhachel Toombs at 904-832-0231, or

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Comment by Jeanne DeSilver on March 13, 2017 at 6:45pm

I can't see any indication if this is a free course; can't see a price anywhere!

Comment by FCTP on March 13, 2017 at 10:09am

Grassroots Leadership Academy Level 1 Jacksonville
Tuesday Evenings

WEEK 1 – Tuesday, April 11
Making The Case For Economic Freedom
Ever felt like if we could just communicate our ideas better, then we could truly win hearts and minds for freedom? In this session, you’ll learn how to talk about free-market ideas in a way that connects with people. You’ll learn from the experts how to take your ideas and transform them into messages that work!

WEEK 2 – Tuesday, April 18
A Brief History Of Grassroots Activism
An organized minority can beat an unorganized majority any day of the week. Throughout history, small groups of highly organized individuals have risen to change the world. Utilize the lessons that can be learned from these groups to see how you too can affect positive change in your community.
How The Left Operates
We’ll evaluate the strategies, tactics and organizing principles the Left has used to enact their big government agenda. By understanding how the other side thinks, acts, and connects with the public, you’ll learn how to fight back so you too can inspire individuals to embrace free market principles and individual liberty.

WEEK 3 – Tuesday, April 25
Building Communities
Learn how to build and organize communities of like-minded activists and supporters. The words “network” and “community” are often used interchangeably, but they’re far from one in the same. Here you’ll learn the difference between the enthusiastic, interactive nature of communities and the informed, but unengaged, members of networks. In this class, you’ll discover how to bridge the gap between communities and networks to be sure your volunteers feel valued.
WEEK 4 – Tuesday, May 2
Sharing Freedom By Telling Your Story
To engage people at the deepest level, you need a story. Stories allow people to relate and feel empathy, compassion, and trust. People follow not because of WHAT you do, but WHY you do it. In this session, you’ll learn how your personal story touches others lives and inspires them. How did freedom come into your life? Here you’ll discover how to tell your story in a way that sparks action!

WEEK 5 – Tuesday, May 9
Persuasive Messaging
Ever heard a stirring speech and been inspired to get up and take action? Or read an article that changed your entire perspective on an issue? If so, then the art of persuasion was at work. In this session, you’ll master the tools citizen leaders can use to more effectively communicate the case for freedom. You’ll learn how to persuade and inspire potential supporters, activists, elected officials, and the media!

WEEK 6 – Tuesday, May 16
Data, Technology, and Freedom
From Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and Snapchat, in an ever-changing digital landscape it can be hard to navigate which app are which. Learn to maximize the potential of your Facebook and Twitter accounts to identify, educate, and mobilize friends and community supporters.

Comment by FCTP on March 13, 2017 at 9:07am

This is not a FCTP event but is provided for your education

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