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Youth Organizing Fellows

FYA building a powerful pipeline of young adult leaders to lead our grassroots movement for rights and opportunities for foster youth.  

FYA's Youth Organizing Fellows are a tight cadre of up to 10 youth adults from our national network who want to step up into new organizing roles in their communities and nationally.  Fellows participate in week long youth organizing institute designed to deepen their understanding of youth organizing, enhance their skills to support local action, and grow as a community.

Ongoing virtual convenings and one-on-one coaching support as they take their shared lessons and learnings back to their communities. Upon completion of their year, Fellows can also choose to continue their leadership as part of a national pool of paid consultants and trainers who will collaborate with FYA to implement and deliver training to partners & states across the U.S.

Young people and young adults ages 18-26 are eligible to participate, with priority to those applicants who have existing volunteer or paid leadership or organizing positions in their respective foster youth led groups. Participation in the inaugural Fellows program is free, and each Fellow will receive a stipend.

This Fellowship will be yearly, with the first cohort of Fellows serving from December 2018 through November 2019.

For more information, please contact Anna Gennari at @anna@fosteryouthaction.org.