Accepting Applications: 2013-2014 NorthStar Youth Work Fellowship

The Minnesota Department of Education, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and Youthprise are accepting applications for the 2013-2014 NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship. Aiming to engage youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study in order to advance the field, the program facilitates a unique cohort experience and culminates in position papers that will inform systems development in Minnesota. Learn more below and consider applying by the June 30 deadline!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-14 NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship. The NorthStar Youth Work Fellowship, previously known as the Minnesota Walkabout Fellowship, is not a typical class or workshop series. The purpose of the Fellowship is to engage a cohort of experienced youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study to generate more wisdom, language, and leadership in the field of youth work in Minnesota.

In 2013-14, the Fellowship will examine issues of autonomy and authority in youth work practice, the field of youth work, and youth worker professional development. Each of the fellows will formulate an inquiry question and spend the year reviewing relevant research and writings; tapping the local wisdom of their professional network; engaging in conversation with local and national leaders in the field; and writing a position paper that will inform systems development and field advancement in Minnesota.

The 2013-14 Fellowship is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and Youthprise.

You can learn more about the fellowship and download the application by visiting: http://www.augsburg.edu/democracy/. The Fellowship requirements are listed in the Overview document, and include consistent participation, monthly meetings, outside readings, and producing a position paper for publication. There is no cost to you or your organization for the Fellowship, and Fellows will receive a $500 stipend, two University credits (tuition fees apply), books and materials, and extensive contact with local and national field leaders.

The application deadline is June 30, 2013. For questions or more information on the NorthStar Fellowship, contact:  Sheila Oehrlein at sheila.oehrlein@state.mn.us  (651) 582-8448        

Sheila Oehrlein Erik Skold Marcus Pope Janet Madzey-Akale
Supervisor
Safe & Healthy Learners
Minnesota Department of Education
Project Manager
Center for Democracy
and Citizenship
Augsburg College
Director
Strategic Initiatives
and Outreach
Youthprise
Consultant
Full Circle Youth Development
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