Leadership Newark is accepting Newark high school students into new fellowship program
Published December 7, 2017 | Brick City Live
Leadership Newark, the two-year leadership training and public policy engagement program that has hosted dozens of Newark leaders and civic actors, including Mayor Ras Baraka and Senator Cory Booker, has announced that the program will begin accepting high school students for a spinoff program.
The Leadership Newark, Jr. program will launch in 2018, coinciding with the program’s 20th anniversary. Leadership Newark is currently in the process of recruiting high school students who live in Newark and who an interest in civic engagement, activism and policy. Applications are due December 22nd. Applicants will be asked to expound on issues they find important, their role models and what they hope to gain from the program.
The program promises junior participants an opportunity to “build their public policy knowledge and leadership skills through hands-on experience, civic education and mentorship” across the spectrum of subject areas, including education, health and wellness, public safety, arts and culture, unemployement and economic development.
The sixth-month program which will kick off in January 2018 and conclude in June. The junior fellows will meet two Tuesdays per month for two hours after school.
In addition to looking for student applicants, Leadership Newark is also seeking adult volunteers and guest facilitators.
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