YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Launched in 2001 by the International Youth Foundation,YouthActionNet® strengthens, supports, and celebrates the role of young people in leading positive change in their communities. Each
year, 20 exceptional young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet® Global Fellows following a competitive application process.

The yearlong Fellowship program includes:
Skill-building:
A seven-day capacity building retreat in Washington, DC (all expenses paid)
Development of a customized learning plan based on individual leadership learning needs. This learning is focused on six dimensions of leadership: personal, visionary, political, collaborative, organizational, and societal.
Networking:
Networking with international and national aid agencies, NGOs, andcorporate partners.
Peer-to-peer networking throughout the year.
Advocacy:
Training in communications and media outreach; public relations technical assistance. Access to global advocacy platforms and media coverage. Global Fellows also have access to potential funding
opportunities.

Eligibility

Open to all young people, ages 18-29
Applicants should be founders of existing projects/organizati ons with a clear vision for social change, or leading a project within an organization
Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English
Applicants must be available to attend the full retreat, November 1-8, 2008, in Washington, DC

To Apply

Completed application forms are due by the May 22nd. Applicants may fill out the form online at http://www.youthactionnet. org or download the application and email, fax, or mail completed forms to:

YouthActionNet®
c/o International Youth Foundation
32 South Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

yan-info@youthactio nnet.org.
Tel: +;1 410 951 1500; Fax: +;1 410 347 1188

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