Wheelock Selected for Fellows Program

February 28, 2008

Wheelock College has been selected to participate in the FAO Schwarz Family 2008-2010 Foundation Fellows Program.

The goal of the Fellowship is to train future leaders in the youth development and education fields by placing them with organizations that not only provide direct service to children/youth, but also initiates new projects, research or programs that involve public policy, organizational replication and sustainability.

Wheelock will receive funding to support a Fellow for the two-year grant cycle. During the first year, our Fellow will devote 50 percent of his/her time to developing expertise in best practices for conflict resolution including peacemaking circles, group conferences, peer/gang mediation, and peace building activities. The other 50 percent of the time will include services such as teaching conflict resolution for middle school and elementary school students, leading weekly beginning and end-of-week relationship circles, creating and leading community building activity groups, and mentoring and building conflict leadership skills for teams in after-school and summer programs. The Wheelock fellow will work with faculty to develop a research project and articles on this topic for national publications.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a key program of the national FAO Schwarz Foundation.

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