Thrive Fellows Application Form 2014 - 2015

ABOUT THE THRIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM
The Thrive Fellows program is a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Through a dynamic process including personal transformation, community engagement, collective learning, resilience-building, and social innovation, Thrive Fellows apply the most promising tools and capacities of our time to generate the creative solutions and systemic impact our world is calling for. Learn more at www.generationwakingup.org/thrivefellows

AS A THRIVE FELLOW YOU WILL
*Join a network of dynamic young leaders, changemakers, and innovators
*Develop leadership skills for creating personal, interpersonal, and social change
*Deepen your understanding of the interconnection of issue areas and how to create systemic change
*Learn how to turn your ideas into action and create collective impact
*Co-lead a social innovation project to address complex challenges
*Receive mentoring from leading experts across multiple sectors of society
*Connect your local efforts with wider movements of social change
*Establish a Thrive chapter on your campus or in your community

WHO SHOULD APPLY
Young people ages 16 to 29 based in North America who are committed to growing as a leader and bringing social innovation to your campus and/or community. We strongly recommend finding one other person from your campus or community to apply too in order to strengthen the success and impact of your fellowship. If you are interested in applying as an international participant, please contact us at thrive@generationwakingup.org.

Additional criteria for becoming a Thrive Fellows include:
*Passion for growing personally and creating social change
*Representing a campus, community, or place-based context for implementing an ongoing social innovation project
*An ability to commit an average of 6 - 10 hours a week
*Demonstrated leadership skills and potential, ideally with a track record in community service, social activism, or social entrepreneurship
*A willingness to cover and/or help raise the funds needed for your tuition cost
*A commitment to diversity & team collaboration

ARE YOU READY TO APPLY?
The Thrive Fellows program is a rigorous, demanding, life-changing journey. It requires significant time and effort, sustained engagement, and a deep commitment. Please make sure you are up for making this commitment before you apply.

SELECTION PROCESS
After receiving your application, you will receive a confirmation email that it has been received. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those selected will be invited into an interview process. Interviews will last 1 hour and will take place in person or by video conferencing.

If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Gorman at joshua@generationwakingup.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

    Basic Information

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    Application Questions

    The following questions are intended to provide us with a clearer sense of your background, interests, and to help you begin exploring how the Thrive Fellows program may most powerfully serve you. Please feel free to take all the space that you need.
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    Letter of Recommendation

    We would like to receive a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, professor, mentor, employer, or colleague sharing why they believe you are an ideal candidate for the Thrive Fellows program. Please send them the Thrive Fellows program description (www.generationwakingup.org/thrivefellows) and ask that they send you a 1-page letter of recommendation. When you receive it, please send it to thrive@generationwakingup.org. Your application will not be officially complete until your Letter of Recommendation is received.

    Scholarships & Fundraising Support

    If you are not requesting scholarship support, please disregard this portion of the application. If you are requesting scholarship support, please thoughtfully consider and take whatever space you need to fully respond to the following questions.
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