This 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 engage in collaborative and hands-on learning, knowledge, and skill development with dialogue, evaluation, assessment, and advocacy.
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. Young people 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
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!
The program is 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.
This six week fellowship program is open to young people who will be entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
To learn more, contact the Center for Health Equity at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502.574.8045.