Nevada Youth Empowerment Fellowship

Creatively engaging youth in decisions impacting education in Nevada

The Nevada Youth Empowerment Fellowship is designed for and by youth ages 14-18. The fellowship provides Nevada youth experience in network building, facilitation and program design through opportunities to help shape the vision for the future of teaching and learning in Nevada. The fellowship will take place from Sept. – Dec. 2023 and is a paid opportunity.  

The Big Question: As students, how might we engage each other in designing schools that better meet our needs?

As part of the Nevada Department of Education’s ongoing efforts to transform Nevada’s education landscape with personalized, competency-based learning, Nevada Youth Empowerment Fellows will aim to ensure that student voice is reflected in both the direction and decision making happening at all stages of the process. 

Throughout the fellowship, youth will focus on will-building and engagement among their peers. Weekly virtual meetups will serve as program design sessions and KnowledgeWorks staff will provide professional co-facilitation, coaching and support for implementation of engagement strategies developed by the fellows. 

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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, August 28

Meetings and More

Virtual Meetings – TBD

Fellows will gather virtually once a week, for an hour, starting from mid-September until December.

Exact dates and times will be determined by cohort members at the start of the fellowship.

Kickoff Event – Sept. 8-9 in Las Vegas

The fellowship will begin with a required in-person kick-off on Sept. 8-9 in Las Vegas. Fellows will receive a stipend to offset travel costs.

Required Fellowship Activities:

– Sept. 8-9: in-person kick-off, Las Vegas

– Weekly virtual meetings

– Oct. 13-14: in-person convening, Las Vegas