Advocacy Project: You will have the semester to work on this project. Throughout the semester, you will have opportunities to advocate for children’s mental health. This assignment is fairly open, but I ask that you email me your idea before getting started. I will provide opportunities for live chats so you can bounce ideas or ask for help on thinking about different advocacy projects. Examples include gathering and presenting data to school administrators, teachers, parents; reaching out (more than just a phone call/letter) to local and state representatives on an issue relevant to your community; hosting a fundraiser to go to a local group that supports child mental health (feel free to reach out for recommendations on programs in your area that could use funding). After completing the project, you will write a 2-3 page reflection on what you did and your experience with advocacy. You can upload any materials you used (e.g., copies of presentations, letters, etc.).