Leadership Development

We combine social justice curriculum with structured opportunities to gain hands-on community organizing skills for a one of a kind leadership development experience.
We know that long-term change must be driven by the communities most affected, and that means we need strong leaders. The Bus provides intentional learning experiences for youth to gain the skills and experience needed to make the change they want to see.
All participants in our leadership development programs leave with the ability to champion issues they are passionate about, and the skills to make real change in their communities. Learn more about our leadership development programs below.


The Bus internship is a paid, part-time, and flexible 8 to 10-week social justice and community organizing opportunity for young people to organize + engage other young folks around important issues.

High school engagement

We partner with high schools to promote civics education. Students connect their values to electoral action and voter registration, and learn skills to create change on issues in their own community.

Volunteer rockstars

The Bus is powered by people just like you: young people who want to make their voice heard. Volunteers drive the Bus’s work, and are involved at every level of the organization.


Our sister organization, the Washington Bus Education Fund, hosts the Bus Summer Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a ten-week political bootcamp where you’ll be trained in political and community organizing.