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YA-YA Network Empower Fellowship Application Fall 2019
The Youth Activist - Youth Allies (YA-YA) Network provides training and leadership experience to the next generation of activists in the movement for social and economic justice. YA-YA is a youth-driven, citywide, anti-racist, anti-sexist organization and allies with the LGBTQ+ community. We provide free (and often with stipend) core training to young activists.

Interested in becoming the leader you've always wanted to be? Apply to Empower.

The EMPOWER Fellowship program at YA-YA is rooted in the foundation of social justice advocacy; that we, ourselves, must take an active role in our own growth. Empower focuses on identity development, life planning, self-esteem, confidence building, and leadership training. Throughout the Spring, Empower fellows will complete an intensive program which focuses on the following: (I) Self Awareness & Identity Development, (II) Social Justice Lab, (III) Challenging Yourself & Unlearning, and (IV) Action & Life Planning. During the Action & Life Planning stage of growth, young people will get the opportunity to engage in an advocacy project of their choice.

TIMELINE:
- Application due Sept 13th at 11:59 PM (limited spots available, rolling basis)
- Interviews will follow
- Program runs once a week from 4:30-6:30 until Mid December

LOCATION:
The YA-YA Network
135 w 36th St, PH Fl,
New York City, NY, 10029

STIPENDS: To be discussed during interviews

CONTACT:
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ellie (Elise) Jayakar
Director of Youth Development & Outreach
elise@yayanetwork.org

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