Application Process

For the 2019-2020 program, youth councils will develop innovative solutions to address the priorities of The Arizona We Want, a shared vision of success around what matters most to Arizonans. These priorities include:

  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Young Talent
  • Health & Well-being
  • Natural Resources
  • Infrastructure
  • Civic Participation
  • Connected Communities

Regular work of the DemocraSeed program, including in-depth training and facilitation by ASU Mentor Advisers, should occur at consistent youth council meetings throughout the year. Critical dates that should be held by youth councils for in-person programming for the 2019-2020 program include:

  • September 7th: Training Day I
  • January 18th: Training Day II
  • April 11th: Final Showcase
  • May: Roadshow Presentations to City or Tribal Councils

Travel stipends may be awarded to selected youth councils on an as-needed basis.

Application Worksheet

The worksheet is designed to help prepare the youth councils with the required information to complete the online application. Once complete, fields can be populated to the online application.

Download the worksheet in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Ready to submit your DemocraSeed Online Application?

Have your completed DemocraSeed Application Worksheet available and click on the DemocraSeed Online Application button below.

Applications are due by 11:59PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Selected youth councils will be notified and invited to join in the public announcement at the Arizona League of Cities and Towns annual conference in Tuscon, August 20–22, 2019.

DemocraSeed Online Application