By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
The Chicago Freedom School (CFS) seeks to create new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who use their unique experiences and power to create a just world. CFS provides training and education opportunities for youth and adult allies to develop leadership skills through the lens of civic action and through the study of the history of social movements and their leaders. Fellows must commit to six months of participation with the Chicago Freedom School. Youth participating in the 2016 Freedom Fellowship will receive a $400 stipend for their participation. Public transportation, breakfast, lunch and field-trip costs are provided by CFS.
This opportunity is open to undocumented youth. The Chicago Freedom School seeks a diverse group of people—youth who represent different ethnicities, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, language skills, citizenship status, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Here are the eligibility requirements:
– Applicants must be ages 14 – 17 as of June 1, 2016.
– Must be 8th grade graduates. However, youth are not required to be enrolled in high school. Youth must be able to commit to all the summer components, which means if they are in summer school they cannot participate in the program.
For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Freedom Fellowship”
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