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Applications for Rural Arizona Advocates are NOW OPEN!

Rural Arizona Advocates is a free six-month program that is open to college aged students in Pinal County.  The curriculum, Youth Participatory Action Research, provides participants with the necessary tools to support the authentic engagement of young people in decision-making processes that affect their daily lives. Once the program is over, we provide participants with resources to put what they’ve learned to use. We provide participants with resources such as volunteer opportunities and paid positions that help them further develop the skills they’ve learned. 

Program Dates:

  • Session 1: 10/23 - 10/24

  • Session 2: 11/20 - 11/21 

  • Session 3: 12/18 - 12/19

  • Session 4: 1/22 - 1/23

  • Session 5: 2/12 - 2/13

  • Session 6: 3/19 - 3/20

Expectations of Participants:

  • We expect participants to be present at every session and participate fully in the program. 

  • Participants must complete all readings, assignments, or any other prep work before each session.


  • Participants are required to attend a two-day in-person session each month for six months. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The sessions will take place at locations around Pinal county. We try to schedule the sessions at locations that are within a 30-minute driving distance of each participant.

Frequently Asked Questions

For any further questions, please contact our Rural Arizona Advocates Coordinator at Nick@ruralazaction.org!

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