MAPInc: A Pioneer in International Youth Advocacy
September 30, 2020
To extend their commitment in supporting youth advocates beyond the local community, MAP has forged a new relationship with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this year to engage with international advocacy.
We are partnering with CRS who is creating a nationwide network of high schools who have programs that are devoted to advocacy like MAP.”
— Amy Gruber, MAPInc Lead
CRS’ mission is grounded in supporting international communities, such as refugees fleeing conflict or victims of natural disasters. In line with these ideas, the “Inc.” part of MAPInc. is an acronym that stands for: international advocacy, networking, and curriculum. Lead Amy Gruber shares: “We are partnering with CRS who is creating a nationwide network of high schools who have programs that are devoted to advocacy like MAP.” MAPInc. also communicates with programs across many other schools—sharing ideas and effective advocacy methods that can be executed to increase awareness. As a trailblazer in international youth advocacy, MAPInc. is currently creating video and pamphlet resources to share with other schools so that they, too, can set up their own advocacy programs.