Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation has put out a call for paid fellowships and trainings for young adults, 14 to 23 years old, anywhere in the United States. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 1, so please share this message with your networks — and if you’re a young activist yourself, consider applying!
The fellowship recognizes long-time Western Washington FOR organizer Mike Yarrow. It endeavors to recruit and train high school and college-age young people in the theory and practice of active nonviolence, on issues of peace and social justice, in the traditions of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.
Selected fellows will receive:
- A $600 cash grant to design and conduct your own social change project.
- Free training for 9 days in the theory and practice of nonviolent social change, including participation in the Seabeck conference in Washington state (travel and housing expenses covered), in the summer of 2017.
- A year of mentorship and support as you execute your project.
You will learn about peace and justice issues, nonviolent movement building, and gain skills such as public speaking, group leadership, media development, conducting surveys, public relations, outreach and lobbying. You’ll meet individual activists, visit organizations, get introduced to current hot issues, and be mentored by experienced activists, public figures, and community organizers from the Seattle area and beyond. Applicants are accepted from all over the country.
The deadline to apply is this Saturday, April 1, so don’t wait!