As part of the University of San Diego's Kroc School, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) works together with peacemakers to develop powerful new approaches to end
cycles of violence, while advancing this learning locally and globally. The Social Fabric Initiative (SFI) is a program within Kroc IPJ that works to build more connected communities by mobilizing youth to engineer creative solutions to real-world issues. High school students work with university interns and mentors from the field to co-create community change projects. These groups, or Threads, present their final product at the Summit Event in August.
High school students, formally referred to as Volunteers and now known as Youth Peace Leaders, working with the Social Fabric Initiative for Summer 2019 will gain college and career-ready skills and experiences. Youth Peace Leaders will spend the summer designing, implementing and reflecting on a community change project while collaborating with a diverse team of peers over the course of the summer. Skills and real world experiences
include: project and budget management, human centered design, networking, growth and entrepreneurial mindsets, and leadership development.
The SFI Youth Peace Leader experience spans June, July and August and includes several mandatory dates for events, workshops, trainings and Thread meeting times. The commitment for SFI Youth Peace Leaders is approximately 10 hours a week for 10 weeks.
Applications are due March 29, 2019 and panel interviews are scheduled for early April. There will be several options for interview times and panel interviews are mandatory.
In addition to completing this application form you will also need to upload the following documents:
- Cover letter/statement or video of interest
- One letter of recommendation