The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better. AYLF is a place-based, multi-site program that nurtures a cadre of diverse youth committed to addressing the most compelling social, political, and scientific issues facing their communities. The fellowship is designed to connect talent to opportunity, develop passions into purpose, and transform vision into action
Each year, 30 fellows ages 18-22 are selected from each locality based on talent and potential with particular attention paid to recruiting low- and moderate-income youth. The program lasts one year and includes 150 seminar hours, a paid internship, launch of a community impact project, and access to an opportunity ecosystem supporting their development. Upon completion, fellows enter a life-long network designed to support their success.
AYLF is currently accepting applications from residents of the Arkansas/Mississippi Delta region and the St. Louis metro area. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 29.
Learn more and apply here.