Free Library Seeking Teen Social Justice Fellows!

By Erin H. RSS Tue, June 28, 2022

Are you between the ages of 14 and 19? Do you have a passion and commitment for social justice? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can learn, serve your community, and develop/demonstrate your leadership skills? Would you like to earn $400?

The Philadelphia City Institute Library is currently accepting applications for its summer Teen Social Justice Fellowship program. Three Philadelphia teenagers between the ages of 14-19 will be selected to join the Social Justice Fellowship. Selected fellows will participate in planning and implementing the seventh annual Social Justice Symposium which is to be held in late summer.

Originally inspired by a conversation in the library between local teenagers on the issue of police brutality, the Social Justice Symposium has become an important tradition for the Philadelphia City Institute Library. Now in its seventh year, the Social Justice Symposium provides teenagers with a chance to examine the social justice issues that are most important to them. Previous Symposiums have included guest speakers as well as workshops presented by the fellows themselves.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to social justice, community involvement, and personal development. Chosen applicants will participate in four virtual one-hour meetings to plan the Symposium, organizing logistics and selecting content (either by choosing speakers or designing workshops to present themselves). Fellows are required to attend the Symposium. Upon completion of the Symposium, each fellow will receive an honorarium of $400.

Fill out this form to apply no later than Tuesday July 12. All applicants will be notified by Thursday July 14.

This program is generously sponsored by the Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers.


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