Project Sleep is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our newly launched Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program. This leadership training program will help people with narcolepsy effectively share their stories through public speaking or writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs, and beyond. Through Rising Voices of Narcolepsy, we will combine the power of authentic real-life stories with expert communication strategies to raise awareness and reduce stigmas for all those facing narcolepsy. Click here to learn more about the mission and development of the Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program.
To be considered for the program, applicants must be age 18 or older and diagnosed with narcolepsy. We will evaluate qualified applicants based on enthusiasm and capability and aim to have a diverse set of participants that represents a wide range of demographics and backgrounds.
The first set of training sessions will take place during summer of 2017. Applicants may choose one of the following options:
- Speaking Session 1: an in-person workshop focused on public speaking in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, May 27th 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm with breaks. You will also be required to complete 5-6 hours of pre-workshop homework. NOTE: You will be responsible for their own travel costs.
- Speaking Session 2: a three-week online course focused on public speaking that will run from June 12th to June 30th 2017. This training will take about 4-5 hours each week on your own schedule to complete (expect a total of 12-15 hours).
- Writing Session 1: a three-week online course focused on writing that will run from July 10th to July 28th 2017. This training will take about 4-5 hours each week on your own schedule to complete (expect a total of 12-15 hours).
- Writing Session 2: a three-week online course focused on writing that will run from July 31st to August 18th 2017. This training will take about 4-5 hours each week on your own schedule to complete (expect a total of 12-15 hours).
In addition to training session time commitments listed above, participants will be expected to devote about 20 – 30 hours over the next year to successfully complete the program’s goals and exercises. Please carefully consider this time commitment before submitting an application.
The application deadline is February 24th, 2017 at 5:00pm PST and we will inform applicants of our decision by April 2017.