The Journey Fellowship for New Professionals in Youth Work

The Journey Fellowship for New Professionals in Youth Work allows early to mid-career youth workers an opportunity to join with an energized group of peers in order to ground themselves in who they are and their important work with young people in Indiana.

This program has been expanded to welcome all youth workers in the first phases of their career (0-10 professional experience years).

The year-long fellowship program includes:

  • four all-expense paid professional development retreats
  • individual skill development including core youth work competencies
  • scholarships for fellows to pursue individual learning goals
  • support and encouragement of a career mentor
  • building connections with the larger field and its leaders

The basic, but fundamental requirement for participation in the program is that the youth work professional and their supporting organization make the time available to for full participation during the program year.

The fellow’s organization is expected to come alongside the program in the support of their personal and career development.

And the underlying expectation for fellows is that they would “jump in with both feet” and use the resources and development to craft their own futures and become significant contributors in their own work and lives.