The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship NEWARK
ARE YOU A YOUNG LEADER WHO WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN NEWARK?
WANT TO MEET LOCAL LEADERS FROM THE COMMUNITY, BUSINESS & NON PROFIT SECTORS?
WANT TO EXPLORE LOCAL CHALLENGES & RECEIVE RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT YOUR SOLUTION?
WANT TO JOIN A GLOBAL NETWORK OF LEADERS WORKING TO IMPROVE THE WORLD?
APPLY FOR THE ASPEN YOUNG LEADERS FELLOWSHIP NEWARK
What is the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Newark? The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Newark is a two-year Fellowship that provides an amazing opportunity for 16-20 year olds to learn new leadership skills, discuss contemporary issues, explore critical community matters, and take action to solve challenges in the Newark area.
Who is eligible? Fellows will be selected based on potential, not necessarily the best grades or education attainment, but signs of strong leadership qualities, behaviors and traits. A total of 24 Fellows in each cohort will represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Must reside in Newark, E Orange, Orange, or Irvington, NJ
How much does it costs? Fellows will receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to participate. Together, Fellows will explore thoughts and ideas alongside other Fellows from across the area and will learn from local leaders in the arts, business, entertainment, sports, public, and non-profit sectors. This is not your average classroom discussion: rather, the Fellowship seeks to translate leadership potential into reality through a program that includes intensive values-focused dialogues, community-focused social ventures and engagement with current community leaders and mentors.
What is the benefit of the Fellowship? Fellows will be connected to local leaders who will mentor and help Fellows develop an entrepreneurial solution to a local problem. Fellows will join the Aspen Institute’s worldwide community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sectors. The Fellows will receive an all-expenses paid trip to our nation’s capital! During the visit, Fellows will meet and share their community solutions with some of our nation’s leaders, explore DC’s monuments and historic sites, and connect to Fellows from other regions across the United States.
FOR MORE INFO: 202-736-2533 * Emily.Dean@AspenInstitute.org * www.aspeninstitute.org/programs/youth-and-engagement/
The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship is a part of the Youth & Engagement Division at the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Youth & Engagement Division focuses on empowering generations of thoughtful, diverse young people engaged in solving the critical issues of the day. Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Newark is in partnership with Rutgers University Newark and Newark Public Schools.