New Bring It Fellowship

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on New Bring It Fellowship

Wayside is announcing a new, stipended fellowship for 2014.

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The Bring It! Fellowship is a year-long position starting at the end of February and continues through the fall. The goal of the program is to build leadership, workshop facilitation skills, and movement experience of youth between the ages of 18 and 26, and will offer a $1000 stipend to each of up to three selected fellows.

This fellowships is open to youth who have participated in at least one of Wayside’s Bring It! Youth Organizing weekends. The program will include three areas of work:

Spring Bring It! (March 14-16). Fellows will work with Bring It! facilitators to set learning goals for this Spring’s Bring It! Fellows will attend the weekend to start learning about popular education and facilitation in practice. After the weekend workshop, fellows will put together a set of discussion questions for a debrief with one or more Bring It! facilitators. Fellows will set goals for the Summer Youth Camp and Fall Bring It!

Summer Youth Camp (Date TBA): Fellows will work with facilitators to plan camp, help run and facilitate. Fellows will set goals ahead of time and evaluate the weekend and be evaluated by facilitators afterwards. Helping to run this summer youth camp will start to build concrete skills in facilitation and workshop planning.

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Fall Bring It! (Date TBA) : Fellows will meet in person with all Bring It! facilitators to actively plan the weekend agenda and facilitation. Fellows will co-faciliate at least one workshop at Bring It! Facilitators will then evaluate and offer feedback to fellows in order to build better workshop facilitation and popular education skills and understanding.

Fellows will also have a required reading list of materials to read during the program.

Fellows will be stipended $250 for the spring Bring It! and summer Youth Camp, and will be stipended $500 for the fall Bring It!

Please email info@waysidecenter.org with a resume and responses to the following questions

  • Tell us your experience with organizing or social justice issues. Share an experience from your community or from an organizing experience that has inspired you to try to create change.
  • What do you hope to learn from this fellowship program? Share concepts, skills, or experiences that you would want to develop.
  • How comfortable are you working with groups of people, both your peers and high-school aged youth (20-25 people)
  • What languages do you speak? If you speak more than one, what experience do you have in multi-lingual spaces?