Application: 2020 Summer Middle School Take Action Workshop

July 20th–24th, Monday–Friday, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

For Middle School Students (students entering 7-8th grade). Space is limited.

Spend Your Summer With the Discovery Center Being a Changemaker!

Our weeklong workshops provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to learn about local and global issues, develop leadership skills, and explore the crucial role youth have in creating positive social change. The workshops include field trips, discussions with experts from the fields of global health and development, and networking opportunities with organizations engaged on social change. The 2020 workshops will have a focus on our upcoming special exhibit, Through Positive Eyes, and explore the power of art, storytelling, and community engagement to banish stigma and harmful stereotypes.

About Through Positive Eyes

Opening June 2020, this exhibition features photography, stories, sculpture, and video created by people living with HIV/AIDS in 10 cities across the world and soon, Seattle. The exhibit will also feature an interactive space themed around banishing stigma that includes live storytelling by a group of Seattle based HIV-positive community members.

To learn more about Through Positive Eyes you can visit their website.

Workshops are co-facilitated in collaboration with Gates Foundation Discovery Center's Youth Ambassadors and Storytellers for Change.

- Applications are due on Thursday, April 30th or until space permits.
- Space is limited for all workshops.
- There is no cost to attend.
- All workshops will be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.
- There are two off-site visits (locations TBD). Site visits will be within walking distance of the Foundation or we'll take public transportation.

Application Review Process:

We employ a holistic approach to reviewing applications. We value all applicants with extensive leadership experience as well as applicants who may just be starting to explore community involvement. The strongest applications articulate why this workshop will help you to make a difference in your community and in addressing the local and global issues you care about. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application on May 4th.

Questions: Contact Deborah Sepulveda, deborah.sepulveda@gatesfoundation.org

Location: The workshop will be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center 440 5th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

Data Privacy Statement:
Any data you provide on this application will be only be reviewed by Foundation Staff and workshop facilitators. We will keep your information confidential and we will not share any of your information with third parties.

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Pronouns (optional)

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* 4. Race and/or Ethnicity (optional)

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* 5. Gender Identity (optional)

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* 6. Age

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* 7. Email

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* 8. Phone Number

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* 9. Home Address

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* 10. City and State

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* 11. Zip Code

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* 12. School Attending Fall of 2020

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* 13. School Grade Level Starting Fall of 2020

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* 14. Parent or Guardian First Name

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* 15. Parent or Guardian Last Name

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* 16. Parent or Guardian Email

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* 17. Parent or Guardian Phone Number

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* 18. Can you attend the workshop all five days (from July 20th to July 24th) from 10 am to 3 pm? It's a requirement to be able to fully participate in the whole workshop.

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* 19. Have you applied to the Take Action Workshop in previous years?

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* 20. How did you learn about the Take Action Workshop?

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* 21. What local and/or global issues are you passionate about?

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* 22. The 2020 workshops will have a focus on our upcoming special exhibit, Through Positive Eyes, an exhibit focused on the stories of people living with HIV, and explore the power of art, storytelling, and community engagement to banish stigma and harmful stereotypes. Why would you like to participate a workshop focused on Through Positive Eyes, art, storytelling and banishing stigma and stereotypes? (150 words max)

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* 23. What is something you would like to do to improve your school and/or community? (150 words max)

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* 24. Tell us about what you enjoy to do (hobbies, favorite school subjects, after-school activities, games, reading, etc.). (150 words max)

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