LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SKILLED ORGANIZER IN 10 FREE WORKSHOPS
The Grassroots Institute is a free program for anyone who wants to learn how to make progressive gains in our community. Over the course of ten workshops, you’ll dive deep into Wyoming’s political landscape, get hands-on experience with our democracy, and join a growing network of new and rising civic leaders like yourself.
your voice and help others do the same so that you are heard (loud and clear) by your elected officials and decision-makers.
with other young people, progressive organizers, local nonprofit leaders, and people who want to help you succeed in changing the future of our world.
around important causes, using the latest tools and best industry practices to get results that matter for your community.
with the power of
your own story and experience in a way that empowers others to join you in taking action.
SEE WHAT THEY SAY!
“I have met some great leaders who have inspired and taught me that I really can change the world for the better. This program is great for anyone who wants to learn about the campaign process and get involved in their own way.”
-Tess S., Spring 2015
“It's been a great way to learn things that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to learn. And I've loved the atmosphere of being around people who all care about the same things and want to work on something important.”
- Blair M., Spring 2015
"The FWGI is a great program for anyone wanting to develop skills in activism, make a change in their community, or even network with others. The program helped me be a more informed, well-rounded citizen. I'm very grateful for the skills I learned and the friends and connections I made."
- Lucus H., Spring 2016
"The Forward Wyoming Grassroots Institute was a powerful introduction and springboard into the organizing world. I applied because I decided that being an informed citizen just wasn't cutting it any more--I needed to engage. FWGI gave me the tools I needed to make the world around me better reflect my community's values. More importantly, it taught me to take initiative and to answer a couple simple questions, 'If not me, who? If not now, when?'"
- Ben R., Spring 2017
“The Grassroots Institute helped me grow as an informed activist and gave me some tools to continue helping the political causes I care about. Forward Wyoming has given me hands on experience in campaigning as well as working as a team to create a charity event. It also gave me a great network of wonderful people to collaborate and share ideas with to create change in our state.”
- Conner W., Spring 2017
"Forward Wyoming’s Grassroots Institute has given me the tools to become an empowered member of my community. I hope to bestow this knowledge on people who want a better future in Laramie, Wyoming."
- Anahi M., Spring 2018
"Forward Wyoming's Grassroots Institute provided me the knowledge and tools about where I can volunteer and help in our community. No matter what your cause is, I highly recommend participating in this program! It is a great starting point for positive change."
-Katie G., Spring 2018