If you are high school student interested in becoming a Youth Peace Leader, come to one of our workshops to build and further develop the following skills: project and budget management, collaborative teamwork, and design-thinking. You can find our upcoming workshops here and be sure to sign up for our mailing list so you don't miss an opportunity to get involved and learn more about what youth in your area are doing to make change! Aside from developing your abilities and having a positive impact in your community, being an SFI Youth Peace Leader looks amazing on your resume and college applications - just ask our graduates and program alumni!
Becoming an SFI Intern means you are working hands-on with small teams of high school youth, liaising with working professionals in the field, and gaining invaluable skills that will make your resume and job applications shine. With an intensive training opportunity to develop your ability to lead and manage a team, design and manage small-scale projects and budgets, and learn best practices around monitoring and evaluating impact, SFI Interns will experience a summer like no other. Oh, and did we mention it is a paid internship? Watch our calendar for application deadlines and events, sign up for our newsletters to stay up-to-date, and follow us on social media. We provide internships for both graduate and undergraduate level students.
Are you a working professional that is passionate about your field as well as working with youth? Do you see today's youth as critical resources and agents for change? If so, please apply to be an SFI Mentor! We offer stipends to mentors who commit just a few hours per week during the summer to provide feedback, offer suggestions, attend our Launch and Summit events, and engage with our SFI Youth Peace Leaders and Interns in meaningful ways. We look to our mentors to provide the kind of feedback that will enhance the potential impact of our Threads and their work in the community. Watch our calendar for events that showcase our work, sign up for our newsletters to stay up-to-date on opportunities, and complete the form to get connected and express your interest. We'd love to learn more about you and your work!Get Involved!
We are always looking for new community organizations and corporations with a focus on social responsibility that like to engage, with and support, youth as problem-solvers and change agents. There are many opportunities for your organization to interact with us at the Kroc IPJ and with the Social Fabric Initiative: open your space to our youth for a site visit so they can see first hand what social responsibility looks like on an organizational level; nominate your most inspiring employees to become SFI Mentors; fund our projects so SFI can have a greater impact and fulfill our plans scale; attend our events to learn more about what we do and how you can participate. Complete the form so we can begin the conversation about potential collaborations and partnerships!Get Involved!