The Jewish Women’s Archive is now accepting applications for the 2018–19 Rising Voices Fellowship, a national, ten-month program for female-identified teens in 10th–12th grades who have a passion for writing and a desire to make positive change in their communities. Through the program, participants develop authentic voices, strengthen their leadership through writing, and begin to influence the important conversations of the Jewish and feminist communities.
Fellows write blog posts each month, which are published on jwa.org. (Read the work of the Rising Voices Fellows here.) During monthly webinars and three in-person retreats in the Boston area, Fellows explore their Jewish feminist identities in a pluralistic environment, learning from inspiring guest teachers and mentors.
“I’ve really appreciated a place to find my voice. This program is incredibly special.”
— Rising Voices Fellow
As Fellows graduate from the program and move on to college and careers, they are invited to join the RVF alumnae network, where they continue to build and strengthen their connections with each other and broaden their impact on the world around them.
Rising Voices syndication partners include Teen Voices, SPARK Movement, and Fresh Ink for Teens, which share Fellows’ writing with new and diverse audiences. The Rising Voices Fellowship is funded in part by the Hadassah Foundation.
Applications are due March 28, 2018. Apply at jwa.org/risingvoices.