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The application for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle of AYLF in St. Louis, the Arkansas/Mississippi Delta, and Chicago is now open!

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eligible?

Are you 18-22?

You must be at least 18 and no older than 22 by December 18, 2021, to apply.

Are you from:

Do you originate from or call one of our cohort areas home? In order to be eligible, you must be able to answer “yes” to at least one of the following eligibility questions.

St. Louis
Metropolitan Area

Are you from the St. Louis metropolitan area and still live there?

Are you from the St. Louis metropolitan area and attend college within a few hours driving distance?

Do you intend to live in the St. Louis metropolitan area long-term?

Are you committed to making a difference in the St. Louis metropolitan area?

Mississippi/Arkansas
Delta Region

Are you from the Delta and still live there?

Are you from the Delta and attend college within a few hours driving distance?

Do you intend to live in the Delta region long-term?

Are you committed to making a difference in the Delta region?

Chicago
Metropolitan Area

Are you from the Chicago metropolitan area and still live there?

Are you from the Chicago metropolitan area and attend a college within the Chicago metropolitan area?

Do you intend to live in the Chicago metropolitan area long-term?

Are you committed to making a difference in the Chicago metropolitan area?

Can you commit:

Fellows must attend weekend sessions once per month on a consistent basis throughout the 10-month fellowship (meals are covered for (Saturday and Sunday) sessions held in person). As a cohort team, Fellows complete a 10-week Community Impact Project during July – September; Fellows are paid to work about 8 hours per week toward their project.

are you…

AYLF seeks to provide equitable access to opportunities to youth from low to moderate income backgrounds, youth of color, and youth with learning and ability differences.

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October 12: Priority Application Deadline
Mid-November: Acceptance notifications sent
December 18-19: First session

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