Twinspire's Me/We and What Matters Fellowship Program (July 2021-September 2021) offers a pathway for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults with lived experience to discuss and make meaning of their racialized experiences, develop personal accountability behaviors, and improve their self-efficacy while embracing diversity. This program comprises (2) concurrent 10-week series. This new initiative recognizes the importance of training BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ policy contributors and advocates to discuss and implement strategies to enhance or change systems. Youth and young adults will have access to racial justice experts, current/relevant resources, as well as professional development opportunities.
Thank you for taking the time to apply for the Me/We and What Matters Fellowship Program. There is an opportunity for 70 youth (35 youth per cohort) between the ages of 16-26 to join this learning program; we may have additional opportunities to expand this work in the future. Accepted applicants will join their first meeting on July 6, 2021 (First Cohort) and July 8, 2021 (Second Cohort). This program will consist of training, coaching, and learning opportunities to support the advancement of BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults with lived experience. Both cohorts will begin with a joint orientation on July 1, 2021, and culminate for joint graduation on September 9, 2021. Each participant will be awarded a stipend of $250, a certificate, and a chance to present their final project to key child welfare stakeholders.
This program is funded by the GoCampaign.
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This application may take 15-20 minutes to complete.
Application Deadline: This application will close on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00PM PST.