OUR CHANGE AGENT PROGRAM
At Strongheart, we use the power of personal story to help solve complex social issues. We partner with individuals who have overcome adversity and trauma and work with them to become advocates for the issues they have experienced and are passionate about.
Strongheart provides strategic planning, partnership development, comprehensive training, and ongoing support to these individuals as they journey through the change agent program. Once equipped with advanced communications skills, advocacy skills, and subject matter expertise beyond their personal experience, their voices and stories take on new power on global stages, in the media, and at decision making tables. Together, we illuminate solutions and drive social change.
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
THROUGH ONGOING SKILL-BUILDING AND ACCOMPANIMENT, WE GIVE OUR CHANGE AGENTS THE TOOLS AND SUPPORT TO CONFIDENTLY APPROACH SYSTEMS-LEVEL CHANGE FROM THEIR OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES.
Individuals in our Change Agent Program work with our team to envision and develop their personal vision for change. As this grows into an advocacy approach, we support them with ongoing skill-building which includes: framing personal experience into compelling narratives paired with key advocacy messages; becoming an expert on the issue at large; learning about the current policy landscape; and media and event training.
We prioritize their wellbeing and safety every step of the way. Strongheart also supports the achievement of personal educational goals. For more on accompaniment and scholarship, find information here.
WE MONITOR POLICY DEVELOPMENTS & ADVOCACY AROUND OUR ISSUE AREAS.
Strongheart supports change agents in delivering their strongest impact by maintaining a database to draw upon of changing trends, challenges, and innovative solutions and by building bridges for collaboration with other organizations and influencers.
Through original content creation and collaborations in film, music & art,
Strongheart amplifies our change agents’ stories — sparking engagement and galvanizing action.
STRATEGIC MEDIA PLACEMENTS
we ELEVATE their voices through strategic media placement.
We have worked with media in over 20 countries, including some of the top outlets in the world.
WE IDENTIFY AND CREATE TARGETED PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHANGE AGENTS.
Through high level events, Strongheart is able to bridge people of lived experience with decision makers so that their experiences can provide critical insights to inform policy makers, program specialists, and funders.
The individuals we work with through our Change Agent Program are achieving incredible results in the world.
awards and honors for their advocacy AND IMPACTS:
Strongheart Change Agents graduate from our program equipped to confidently move forward with their advocacy and be true catalysts of change. The experience and training they receive builds a foundation that they can draw upon to create impact for the rest of their lives.