Intergroup Relations

SYD 2019

2021 Summer Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Detroit

The application is now live! Complete it by Feb. 19, 5 pm ET. 

Questions? Email Roger Fisher rogerf@umich.edu

 

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 virtually 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 igrappointments@umich.edu 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 dseales@umich.edu.

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.


Visit the SYD Website 

Complete your application here!
Application Deadline: Feb. 19, 5pm ET
Questions? Email Roger Fisher rogerf@umich.edu

SYD is a partnership of the University of Michigan's Youth and Community Program, School of Social Work, and The Program on Intergroup Relations.