Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) is pleased to announce its Inspire Fellows Program for the summer of 2015. The fellowship offers graduate and upper-undergraduate students a full-time opportunity to learn best-practices in youth development and to prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector.
Inspire Fellows serve as workshop leaders and counselors for Y.O.U.'s 9-week summer program. Fellows are chosen to develop and facilitate specific workshops in one area such as the arts, literature, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or recreational activities. Additionally, all fellows help lead discussions and workshops on life skills topics.
“Coming to work everyday and witnessing the amount of growth the students displayed was rewarding. Whether it was grasping key concepts or becoming proactive young entrepreneurs, the students grew so much, and I got to be a part of that.”
— 2014 INSPIRE Fellow
The Fellowship runs full time from June 1st through August 14th (While program will start on June 8th, fellows must be able to report for training June 1st). The first week offers Fellows a comprehensive orientation and training on Y.O.U., non-profit management, and positive youth development. The next nine weeks consist of high-impact summer programming.
Primary responsibilities of Inspire Fellows include:
The Fellowship experience offers a unique opportunity for growth for students thinking about a career in youth development, education, the arts, or non-profits. Fellows are provided supervision through both formal and informal feedback to help them grow. In this way, fellows develop their leadership skills, enhance their understanding of youth development, and build their non-profit management skills.
The Inspire Fellow should have the following qualifications:
The Fellowship offers a stipend (Y.O.U. is also glad to provide documentation to any students who receive support from their universities for summer employment with a non-profit organization).
|Please fill out our application form to be considered for the Y.O.U. Inspire Fellowship. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.|
Opportunities for specialized Inspire Fellowships at Y.O.U.: Coming soon!