12+ Fellows Initiative

Posted by 12+ on May 30, 2023

For nearly a decade, 12+ has worked with thousands of high-school students to access new opportunities after graduation. Whether it’s attending a college, learning a trade, or entering the workforce, at 12+, we believe in every student’s potential for success.

Our organization’s impact begins with the Fellows’ Initiative. Each year, we recruit a cohort of passionate young professionals who guide students through their post-secondary journey. Utilizing their own unique experiences, Fellows introduce their students to a world of ideas, perspectives, and opportunities. They greet each student on the first day of school, meet with them throughout the year to discuss their dreams, and cheer them on as they cross the stage at graduation. They are mentors, tutors, advocates, and trusted friends.

The Fellows Initiative is a 10-month engagement that opens a channel for professionals to not only impact the culture of Philadelphia and Camden public schools but also develop an understanding of these school systems. As a Fellow, you will serve on the frontlines of our mission, empowering students to break through the barriers in their path. We challenge you to create change within our cities, our students, and yourself. Join us in trailblazing the way toward equal educational opportunity.

Under the leadership of their Site Director, Fellows implement school-wide 12+ programming, with a specific focus on our FLIGHT (post-secondary access) program geared towards Juniors and Seniors.

Fellows also plan and execute school-wide, culture-building events such as College Week and Career Day. Most importantly, Fellows are tasked with building personal relationships with individual students, transforming student mindsets, and empowering them to succeed in education beyond the 12th grade.

12+ Fellows receive year-long professional development as well as the opportunity to work directly with senior staff through mentorship opportunities. Fellows can expect to develop professional skills in programming and curriculum writing, networking and collaborating with stakeholders, nonprofit development, and more.

12+ is an equal-opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We strongly encourage candidates of color, LGBTQ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Applications for the Fellows Initiative are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.

Learn more and apply.

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