10 Days of Change @ Youthprise!
This is the first vlog from our new staff blogging series that will introduce you to the different faces, experiences and expertise of the staff at Youthprise.
Libby Rau, our Director of Youth Engagement, introduces our brand new Change Fellows program which launched last week. Change Fellows is an initiative that was developed by our first cohort of Youth Innovators last summer, and was designed as a part of our key goal, Innovation in Youth Engagement. This initiative expands our deep investment in young people reflecting our commitment to finding and investing in initiatives that accelerate learning beyond the classroom. Libby shares details about the program, and the 10 fellows that have been selected for their BIG ideas for stirring up change in their communities. The selection process was done by a group of young people, Youthprise staff and community members. The fellowship is a one-year program that offers fellows financial support, professional development through a partnership with Studio/E, and the opportunity for further financial investments from Youthprise toward the implementation of their big idea at the end of the fellowship.
10 Days of Change is an opportunity for us to share the videos that our fellows submitted so you can get to know them, their communities, and learn about their big ideas. We will be kicking off the 10 Days of Change on Monday, August 5th, and every day you will have to opportunity to get to know each of the fellows. We are thrilled to share this initiative with you, and to inspire you with the BIG ideas of young Minnesotans!