The Chicago Freedom School’s vision is to support youth development and activism; specifically to provide deep engagement with Chicago youth of color who may not otherwise have opportunities to develop their own unique voice, power and ability to impact and effect social change in their lives and in their communities.
The Freedom Fellowship was created to support this goal and is designed to build a cohort of driven young people by providing workshops and trainings that help them develop leadership skills, analyze current issues, and learn strategies for positive social change. For the past six years, this comprehensive experience has brought together more than 150 youth from across Chicago to work together to exchange ideas, grow as leaders and develop action plans to improve their communities.
Freedom Fellows have continued to be engaged in organizing and/or policy campaigns to address issues such as criminal justice system reform, affordable housing, school reform, DREAM Act, zero-tolerance policies, food justice, gender representation in media, among others.
This year, 24 youth ages 14-17 will be selected as 2013 Freedom Fellows. The Freedom Fellowship will be held July 8 – August 2, 2013. The program is held in our location on 719 S. State Street, Suite 3N.
Youth accepted to participate in the 2013 Freedom Fellowship receive a total payment of $500, after successfully completing the program. Public transportation costs will be provided to and from the Chicago Freedom School. Meals and snacks are provided.
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The Chicago Freedom School is no longer accepting applications for the 2013 Freedom Fellowship. We are very appreciative of the many applications and expanded interest from youth around the city in the Fellowship. Stay tuned for more updates as the program progresses.
Questions? Please contact Tony Alvarado-Rivera at email@example.com or call 312-435-1201.