Julia Roper '15
Student Director of Tucker Fellowships
Hometown: Lynden, WARead the full interview
|Volunteers serve as tutors and mentors at Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa.|
The Tucker Foundation is offering TWO fully funded Fellowships to do volunteer work with Kliptown Youth Program near Johannesburg, South Africa for spring term 2015! If you're interested in international development, youth empowerment, educational policy, technology and/or grassroots community organizing ....apply today!
What is Kliptown Youth Program?
Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) is a dynamic youth empowerment organization in a township in Soweto, outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Their focus is on providing after-school enrichment & personal development programs for under-resourced youth. KYP's Executive Director was named a CNN Hero in 2012, check out the video below to learn more about Thulani & his work with Kliptown Youth Program. (Also check out KYP's Facebook page for daily updates & lots of great photos.)
What will KYP Fellows do in South Africa?
KYP Fellows will tutor students ages 5-15 in English, assist in teaching computer skills courses, work one-on-one with older teens on college applications & serve as mentors to support KYP's overall mission of empowering youth through educational support & after-school activities. Fellows will work with KYP staff to identify other areas of interest, including possibly assisting with sports teams, KYP's gumboot dance troupe & more!
What funding is available? How do I apply?
Selected KYP Fellows will receive up to $4,000 through the Tucker Fellowship program to cover travel, housing & living expenses for the 8 week volunteer fellowship in South Africa.
Click through to watch the CNN Heroes video.
Last Updated: 11/12/14