THE FELLOWSHIP INITIATIVE

About the Program

The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) is a partnership between Youth Guidance and JPMorgan Chase designed to expand economic opportunities for young men of color.

We are building a diverse community that develops a pipeline of young men of color, from across Chicago, who excel academically, graduate high school, persist in college and are equipped to lead change in their communities.

Our program is designed to support fellows in expanding the skills, knowledge, experience, networks, and other resources they need to succeed academically and professionally.

CHICAGO
WASHINGTON DC

OUR SOLUTION

Saturday Institute

A full day of learning activities 2-3 Saturday’s per month during the school year.

  • Academic Support – tutoring, academic instruction, time management, and study skills.
  • Core Content Modules – Healing Centered Engagement, Arts and Cultural Literacy, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Career & College Readiness.
  • Networking Opportunities – relationship building activities with other young leaders and professionals.
  • Social & Emotional Support – positive, safe, and supportive environment that promotes holistic healing and well-being.

Establishing a Lasting Network

Learning Intensives

JPMorgan Chase Mentorship

Each of our Fellows is paired with a JPMorgan Chase employee who serves as a mentor to provide guidance, experience, and exposure.

College Exploration

Public Service Initiatives

Parent Engagement

Participating in The Fellowship Initiative

Applications for the 2022 cohort are now available. Apply now for immediate consideration!
80

Youth Served Annually

100%

Graduation Rate

100%

College Enrollment

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Young Man of Color
A junior (11th grader) in the 2021-2022 school year in a Chicago are high school
Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
A commitment to academic achievement

VALUES AND DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS

Leadership
Achievement
Cultural Identity
Integrity
Equity
Public Service
Resilience
Community
A strong interest in attending and graduating from a 4-year college/university
Interest and a track record of leadership and public service

Participating in The Fellowship Initiative

Applications for the 2022 cohort are now available. Apply now for immediate consideration!