I’m excited to announce that the Barb Schmidt Fellowship: “Cultivating Community Involvement, Activism and Social Change” at Florida Atlantic University will kick off Saturday, August 25th. All donations given by September 1st will be earmarked for the fellowship and matched by Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life.
The Barb Schmidt Fellowship aims to provide student leaders with a platform to develop the skills and knowledge needed to initiate, execute, and sustain a social movement. It will give students hands on experience through peer mentorship and workshops led by social influencers and FAU faculty. Students will learn key professional and technical skills that are essential for driving social change. After exploring the workings of social movements and gaining the expertise needed, students will then work on their own project of choice, which will be presented at the end of the fellowship and launched as a real intervention related to the project’s goals.
The Barb Schmidt Fellowship is comprised of two semesters during the academic year. Students will also receive six hours of university dual enrollment credit hours and after presenting their final project in May, each will receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend. For the 2018-2019 school year, 28 students were selected from 16 high schools in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The interests of this year’s cohort include a variety of issues including mental health, access to education, and human trafficking.
With my love and blessings,
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder
*Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life is a 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax deductible within the US.
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