VOCAL JUSTICE TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
In January 2021, we will select and compensate our first cohort of high school educators from across the United States to implement the Vocal Justice program within their schools. Fellows will also participate in programming with each other, allowing them to develop a network of a diverse group of educators who are passionate about liberatory education, racial justice, and youth voice.
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Make a real difference
Engage students in a unique program that helps them recognize their inner strength and leverage it for social justice
Grow as an educator
Learn how to facilitate social justice activities, and how to teach public speaking in a critical, yet engaging manner
Receive fair pay
Receive $1500 for delivering our program to students over a
3-month period and participating in cohort programming
For our spring 2021 fellowship, each participating educator must:
Have at least 2 full years of experience as a high school educator
Engage at least 15 9th/10th graders in our 3-month program (Feb-May 2021, ~12 sessions)
Have a consistent one-hour time slot per week to lead Vocal Justice workshops
Be able to deliver the program virtually
Participate in special programming with other fellows every 2-3 weeks
Provide thoughtful feedback on Vocal Justice curriculum throughout the fellowship
Have support from their school leadership to participate in the fellowship
(verbal / written sign-off is sufficient)
The expected time commitment for fellows is about 4 hours per week. This includes time for workshop facilitation, cohort programming, and administrative tasks.
All eligible U.S. high school educators should apply, including classroom teachers and staff who educate students outside of the classroom. If we are not able to accommodate you for our spring 2021 cohort, we will keep your name and application for future consideration.
While we encourage all educators to apply, we will give preference to those who:
Can enroll Black and Brown students who are disengaged academically and not civically engaged
We prioritize supporting students who have been historically undervalued and excluded from leadership development opportunities
Are able to integrate the Vocal Justice program into an existing class, including a homeroom period
When possible, we strive to reach students at a time when they are already committed to being at school, to avoid high attrition rates
Have a comparable group of students they work with that won’t participate in the Vocal Justice program
We want to assess our impact by comparing outcomes between students who engage in Vocal Justice and those who don’t
Have facilitated social justice programs before, either as a teacher or in another capacity
While we will provide training to fellows, it is intended to build on existing foundational knowledge around social justice topics
Commitment to Diversity & Equity
Vocal Justice strives to be an anti-oppressive organization that is committed to social equity. In that spirit, individuals who identify with groups that have been historically marginalized are especially encouraged to apply for our fellowship.
When selecting fellows, we will prioritize bringing together a diverse group of educators that can best help us advance our mission, taking into account which schools and educators could benefit the most from this opportunity.
Friday, January 8th
Monday, January 18th - Thursday, January 21st
Week of January 25th
Fellowship Onboarding & Training
Cohort Celebration & Final Reflections
Monday, December 7th
Wednesday, January 13th
Friday, January 22nd
Final Decisions Released
February - May 2021
Program Implementation & Cohort Gatherings