Our Healing Futures Fellowship Class of 2013 has graduted, but we are looking forward to meeting the Class of 2014. Applications will be available in late Spring 2014. Will you be one of the next fellows?
This six week fellowship program is open to young people ages 15-18, and who will be entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
The program will be conducted under the leadership of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity (CHE). The mission of the CHE is to address the root causes of health disparities by supporting projects, policies and research working to change the correlation between health and longevity and socioeconomic status.
The six-week summer program brings together youth from all areas of Louisville to work together as they explore differing views of race, class, culture, gender and equity as lenses from understanding and identifying solutions to prevention of injury and violence as a public health issue. Over the course of six weeks, Fellows will engage in collaborative and hands-on learning, knowledge, and skill development with dialogue, evaluation, assessment, and advocacy.
The program is based out of the Center for Health Equity, located at 2422 West Chestnut Street, but with rotating class locations and field trips throughout the city.
The six-week program will begin July 1, 2013 and end August 9, 2013. The program runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day; there is no program on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Enrolled participants must attend ALL sessions and will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
The application process for this program requires completion of an application form and a 500-word essay.
The Healing Futures Fellowship brings together young people from diverse Louisville neighborhoods to engage young voices in thoughtful discussion/dialogue and exploration of the underlying causes and solutions to violence and inequity. Youth will work in teams to:
- explore differing views of race, class, culture, gender and equity
- focus on the role of the media in shaping individual and collective perceptions, and its impact
- engage in collaborative and hands-on learning, knowledge and skill development through the use of dialogue, evaluation, assessment and advocacy
- understand and identify solutions to current community issues from a public health perspective
To parallel the learning experience of the program, some field trip possibilities will include but are not limited to: City/County/Neighborhood Tours, tour of a local TV station, tour of a hospital emergency room, and possibly a trip to Frankfort to the state capital. Although transportation will be provided during field trips, students must have their own transportation to and from class.
Healing Futures Graduates will be inspired to engage in life-long learning, growth, and action as change leaders—Healing Ambassadors wherever they live, learn, work, play, and pray!
To learn more send an email to email@example.com or call 502.574.8045.