More than a Gap Year, a Great Year: Place Corps Kingston Fellowship Launching in Summer 2022
Never before have young people been so uncertain about their next steps after high school. Young people want opportunities to learn together in person, to learn real life skills, to align their values with their actions, to collaborate for the good of their community, to feel like they belong and to discover their reason for being. to be. The Place Corps Kingston Scholarship offers these opportunities and more.
Through experiential and community-based learning, Place Corps equips youth with the skills, connections, and resources to become future leaders serving their communities. Youth explore the rural and urban landscapes of the Hudson Valley with their primary class based at the Good Work Institute. Working in partnership with a network of local professionals, the Place Corps Kingston Fellowship provides cross-sector mentorship and local networking to:
– Gain valuable practical and personal skills not taught in traditional education
– Provide volunteer service and become engaged citizens in the local community
– Create professional work experience
– Save and earn money
– Develop a passion project
– Earn college credits
– Build sustainable livelihoods and professional next steps in service to their communities
Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $500 and a completion award of $4,000, along with a values-aligned action plan for next steps after the fellowship toward career paths. Scholars graduate knowing how to:
– grow and prepare nutritious food;
– confidently navigate personal finances;
– create regenerative businesses;
– communicate ideas effectively;
– design and build small structures;
– and lead righteous movements in their community
“What our world needs are young people skilled in emergent, adaptive, collaborative, community and radical solutions. Solutions that are rooted in place, localized, diverse and equitable. Solutions that make people happy! We are here to offer a practical skills training so that you are the leader of your life and co-designer of a flourishing future for all.-Dawn Breeze, Co-Founder and Director
Applications for the Place Corps Kingston Scholarship open on January 30. For more information on the fellowship, visit www.placecorps.org/kingstonfellowship for details, program, and fellow experience. Instagram: @place_corps. Contact [email protected] for the media kit with shareable images.
About Place Corps
Place Corps is a 501(c)3 rooted in the Hudson Valley with a mission to cultivate a call to know, love, and serve our places through place-specific transformational learning programs. Founded in 2018, Place Corps began as an initiative between Hawthorne Valley Association, a non-profit organization made up of various initiatives in Ghent, NY and Good Work Institute, a self-managed non-profit organization in Kingston, NY.