Youth Social Change Fellowship

Join our youth-led, youth-centered activism and discussion group.

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Study Group on the Grass
 

About the Fellowship

Wondering how you, as a young person, can help make change in your communities?

Confused about where to start? Join our 12-week online program designed to explore these questions and others. This program will introduce you to the ideas and methods of social change. We’ll examine why change-making is important, how you can go about making change (in many different ways), and explore how your specific talents, ideas, and interests can align for effective change-making. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the state of the world as it is, confused about where to focus your efforts, interested in how you might be able to make an impact, or just curious about social change, this course is for you!

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How It Works

Select a Fellowship

We offer three fellowships, designed for different age groups. Explore our course, find your fit, and sign up!

The spring program will run from February 12 to April 30. Applications are open now! 

 

Sign up to reserve your spot!

Groups of up to 10 Students

We are keeping groups small to invite discussion and foster community. Groups will meet once a week for either 60, 75, or 90 minutes.

 

Meetings will be online over Zoom.

Enriching Discussions

Meetings will consist of activities and discussions revolving around a weekly topic, ranging from personal stakes to change-making strategies.

Each group will have a facilitator—that is, a high school or college student involved in activism work and with education experience.

Participation Fees

Basic Participant Fee: $50* 

Participant & Sponsor Fee: $100

If you have the means, please consider sponsoring

a fellow student's costs.

 

*If this fee is not an option for you, we ask that you pay what you can to support our work.

 

What Participants Say

I feel like this course has given me the confidence to go about making change.

Participant

Fall 2020

Hearing other peoples' ideas also helped me understand how we all think and how all our ideas are so different yet will still work together to sculpt a better future for all of us.

Participant

Fall 2020

Before I thought I was too young to make change, but now I know there are small ways and big ways an 8-year-old can make change.

Participant

Fall 2020

YSCF provides a unique opportunity to become educated before acting out. This is so useful because if you think about it, you learn how to become a scientist before you become one. Here, you learn to be an activist before you become one.

Participant

Fall 2020

YSCF makes activism seem not as intimidating or big.

Participant

Fall 2020

I am not as afraid to take something on that I want to change because I know what tools to use now.

Participant

Fall 2020

YSCF helped me see even more SIMPLE yet effective ways to combat social issues.

Participant

Fall 2020

I think that people need to know that they have the power to make change and make a difference.

Participant

Fall 2020