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Empowering Young Change Makers: Apply for the 2024 Fellowship Program

Empowering Young Change Makers: Apply for the 2024 Fellowship Program

Are you a young social changemaker eager to amplify your impact and lead meaningful change in your community? Comic Relief US Youth Advisory Council (YAC) invites passionate individuals to apply for the 2024 Young Change Makers Fellowship Program. This unique opportunity offers a platform for young leaders to enhance their skills in grant-making, fundraising, and project development while connecting with experts and like-minded peers globally.

Who Can Apply:

  • Young individuals aged 18 to 25.
  • Leading or part of social change projects in communities.
  • Interested in building capacity in grant-making, fundraising, and project development and implementation skills.

Fellowship Benefits:

  1. Hands-on Knowledge: Gain insights from top-notch development professionals and experienced peer leaders globally.
  2. Skill Enhancement: Acquire skills that will strengthen your ability to access grants/funding opportunities.
  3. Global Network: Join a diverse network of young individuals driving social change for mutual learning and potential future partnerships.
  4. Pathway to Funding: Build a pathway for your organization to apply for Juntanza Fund grants in the future.
  5. Visibility: Opportunity for your projects to be showcased on Comic Relief US social platforms.

About the Young Change Makers Fellowship: The fellowship program aims to empower representatives of youth-led organizations with expertise that positions their projects for funding opportunities. Through 4-5 sessions led by experts and peer leaders, participants will delve into grant making, fundraising, and organizational development, empowering them to achieve their organizational goals and foster sustainable change efforts in their communities. Applications are welcome from young change makers representing youth-led organizations worldwide.

Background: CRUS’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) launched the Juntanza Fund in June 2021, a grantmaking program that supports community-based organizations and social justice campaigns led by historically excluded populations. The term “Juntanza” embodies unity and collaboration, reflecting the program’s mission to empower underserved communities. By equipping young change makers with essential tools and knowledge, the YAC aims to foster both short-term success and long-term impact, providing a pathway for grassroots organizations to access funding through the Juntanza Fund.

How to Apply: Before submitting your application, ensure that you meet the requirements outlined above.

Application link: http://bit.ly/CRUSYCMF

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a global movement driving positive change.