AISR welcomes applicants who believe in the power of youth voice and leadership in the work to promote equity in their schools and communities.
The Youth Leader Institute (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.
AISR has led the design and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.
What is the fellowship?
As YLI has grown, so has the need for youth and adult allies who will support and nurture participants during their time at YLI. We work hard to personalize the experience for individuals and teams that attend YLI and need enthusiastic facilitators who are deeply committed to promoting youth voice and power at #YLI2016. Facilitators will participate in a YLI Facilitator Fellowship experience that will both support their success at #YLI2016 and develop skills important for youth voice allies and education professionals