The transition from undergrad to professional adulthood has not been easy. My B.A. in international studies, minor in Spanish and waste management certificate seems to serve as an invitation to the frequent question, “so what are you going to do with that?” I am excited to share that I now have a response!
This summer I am a Fellow with Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) working with Row New York! FLIA is a growing non-profit dedicated to offering leadership skill development to college students and recent graduates by partnering fellows with youth-oriented nonprofit organizations.
At Row NY I will be creating a Social and Emotional Learning curriculum to be integrated into both the athletic and academic programs offered to youth. This fellowship will enable me to gain curriculum development, workshop facilitation and professional networking experience. I also intend to use my SEL curriculum development research to submit as a writing sample for The New School’s MA in Historical Studies program.
Part of what drew me to FLIA was that they offer paid fellowship positions, as many students, myself included, cannot afford to take unpaid positions. I am thrilled be doing work that I love and to be fairly compensated for doing so! As such, in an effort to give back to an organization that has offered so to me, I have committed to fundraising for FLIA this summer. You can support me by donating any dollar amount you are able to contribute. Every tax-deductible dollar gets me one step closer to my goal!
For those of you who are unable to support financially, you can help me by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter to help others learn about FLIA’s mission. And, even better, forward this page to friends who might be inclined to contribute to youth development, social and emotional learning, and advancing leadership.
I truly appreciate your generosity and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about FLIA, ROW NY, my fellowship or any creative excuse you may find to chat!