In partnership with the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, NJ DCF Division on Women, and other regional partners, Butterfly Dreamz, Inc. will be facilitating the ExCEL Fellowship for young women leaders, ages 16 to 23, in Northern New Jersey.
During this 7-month fellowship, youth leaders will work together to design an action project that builds community support and protection for girls. Fellows will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 PM until 7:30 PM, beginning November 4th. Fellows will also participate in monthly leadership training, hosted by the Rutgers Center for Women and Work. All fellowship sessions will be conducted virtually via Zoom, and technology will be provided, as needed.
Over the course of the fellowship (Nov 2021 - May 2022), you'll grow as a leader, develop lasting friendships with other women and girl leaders, and create an impactful community project! As a fellow, you'll earn a minimum of 30 community service hours by planning and implementing your project and be eligible for a $1,000 youth leadership scholarship.
Note: You do not need to be a Cocoon Club member to apply for the ExCEL fellowship. If selected, you will receive a free membership.
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