Strong Women Fellowship

Overview

The Strong Women: Know Them, Be Them fellowship is an empowering educational cohort providing Jewish teens in Atlanta with unparalleled access to strong women leaders, thinkers and voices shaping the world we live in today.

Each month teen participants meet speakers, tour organizations, and engage in relevant learning that speaks to what it means to be a woman in our time, helps young people grapple with the obstacles they face, and prepares them to be the leaders they can be today and in the future.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to write articles and create digital content for VOX ATL › , Atlanta's home for teen publishing and self-expression.

This fellowship is possible through a generous grant from the Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta › and its mission to expand opportunities in the lives of Jewish women and girls via effective grant-making, advocacy, and education through a gender lens.

Dates

The fellowship cohort will meet approximately twice each month from September 2019-May 2020. 2nd Sunday afternoons in Dunwoody at a central location are designated as the main gathering where fellows will meet with female speakers in an interactive learning community.

Dates and details will be added to the itinerary below as available. Dates are subject to change. Participants are encouraged to attend every session.

Community Groups & Peer Leaders

Strong Women fellows will be placed in community groups geographically assigned based on their home address. Throughout the year, 2nd year fellows acting as Peer Leaders will organize and facilitate monthly community meetings in a more casual setting, such as their home or a coffee shop. Peer Leaders must attend a training session on Sun. Aug. 18.

2nd year fellows can apply and learn more by contacting info@jumpsparkatl.org ›

Application Process

The fellowship application closes Fri. Aug. 30, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis through the deadline.

The Peer Leader application is open to previous participants only and closes Fri. Aug. 2, 2019. These leadership applications will also be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis to give leaders adequate notice of their required attendance at training on Sun. Aug. 18.

Who Can Apply?

The Strong Women Fellowship is open to Jewish teens in grades 9-12 from the Atlanta metro. Our goal is to create a welcoming, inclusive space for Jewish teens of all backgrounds and identities to feel comfortable and find connection around a shared interest in Jewish women's issues.