2023 Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit
Apply to be a Social Justice Fellow
University of Michigan students (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to become a University of Michigan Social Justice Fellow to join an educational team and facilitate the Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit Program (SYD) in an extended program. These dialogues will occur remotely with high school students in Detroit.
SYD increases dialogue among high school age youth in metropolitan Detroit, the nation’s most segregated metropolitan area. Young people of African, Asian, European, Latinx/a/o, and Middle Eastern descent participate in virtual structured dialogues and community projects that increase dialogue, challenge discrimination, and create change.
We seek those with a commitment to intergroup dialogue and community change. Fellows will enter a variety of communities and facilitate dialogues and community-building projects with young people from urban and suburban school districts, grassroots groups, and community agencies. Facilitators do not need extensive experience, and will receive training and support throughout the process and be prepared to aid with coordinating programming as well as facilitating dialogue as a variety of roles are needed throughout the program.
Facilitators will enter a variety of communities and facilitate dialogues and community-building projects with young people from urban and suburban school districts, grassroots groups, and community agencies. Facilitators do not need extensive facilitation experience and will receive training and support throughout the process. They will be prepared to aid with coordinating programming as well as facilitating dialogues as a variety of roles are needed throughout the program.
SYD is a partnership between The Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) and the School of Social Work (SSW).
Educational and practical experience
Fellows will have the opportunity to enroll in a for-credit social work mini-course (1credit) on intergroup dialogue and social justice, and a for-credit facilitation support / engaged learning experience (3 credit) during the Spring-Summer terms.
IGR minor program students can count their course credit to their elective courses requirement in the minor. IGR minor students who have questions about fulfilling their minor requirements should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an advising appointment.
CASC minor program students can count their course credit toward their Diversity requirement in the minor. CASC students who have questions about fulfilling their Diversity requirement should contact Diana Seales at email@example.com.
We are searching for the best available facilitators. If it saves you the cost of tuition, we will help arrange for you to receive the credit in the Fall semester. In addition, you will receive a stipend for involvement in the program. Selected applicants will participate in a group interview before acceptance into the program.
Fellows must be undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Michigan who are currently enrolled at time of application and are in good academic standing during the fall and winter semesters.
Fellows will enroll in up to a total of 4 c.u. complementary coursework, including facilitation support and community activities. They might hold other employment and may be enrolled in other coursework, but are required to participate in all program activities as scheduled.
Fellows will be paid a summer seasonal stipend of $2500 for their field service time (including program time with the youth participants).
Application deadline and process
We'll review applications on a rolling basis. Selected applicants will participate in a group interview before acceptance into the program.
Email Roger Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org
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