The fellowship kicks off in late August with an overnight orientation retreat, where participants get to know each other through team-building games, outdoor activities, and workshops on topics like diversity, social justice, and leadership.
- Health Care Disparities: Fellows will be trained to understand how different social factors affect health outcomes with a particular focus on vulnerable populations.
- Criminal Justice Reform: Fellows will explore the history of mass incarceration, how the criminal justice system influences and shapes one’s life, and the challenges that continue to arise within a spectrum of inequalities.
- Food Justice: Fellows will deep dive into the world of food and income inequalities. There is plenty of food in our world where no one should go hungry and no one should have two or more jobs and still be struggling to survive.
- Must currently be a high school sophomore
- Must be able to travel to NYC for every meeting (weekday evenings)
- Must be willing to learn about new perspectives and share yours
- One of the amazing things about YouthBridge-NY is that we have participants from across the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester.
- Participation in the fellowship offers the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different neighborhoods and communities who you might have never had the opportunity to meet
For more information, visit https://www.youthbridgeny.org/fellowship