ELLA BAKER YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP
2022 introduces the inaugural cohort of the Ella Baker Young Adult Fellowship!
"I have always thought what is needed is the development of people who are interested no tin being leaders as much as developing leadership in others."
The Ella Baker Young Adult Fellowship is inspired by the fearless leader Ella Baker, a firm believer in the training and development of those most affected by oppression to impact systemic change in their communities. The City School has always committed to youth (primarily teenagers) to address the major gaps in social justice training and education. In the EB Fellowship, we will do this by supporting the next generation of young adult leaders.
The Ella Baker Young Adult fellowship seeks to develop young adult youth workers, facilitators and organizers in becoming effective organizational leaders and staff, in order to strengthen movement building and movement infrastructure. We will ground the program in the principles of organizing, mental health and collective care, transformative justice and popular education around racial, economic, gender, queer and disability justice
WHAT ARE SJLI PARTICIPANTS SAYING?
"My school tends to be really fake social justice-y and I thought that SJLI would be the same but it wasn’t in the slightest. I think that the facilitators did a really good job of making sure the content was productive."