The J.U.S.T (Journeys to Uncover Social Truth) Global Fellowship is a global youth initiative that partners with community organizations to send high school and college students of color to engage in international work and volunteerism abroad during the summer. These international experiences are designed to empower these future global leaders to be more effective, respectful of other cultures and political and economic systems, and willing to take a stand for the world's welfare.
Witness for Peace Southeast
July 10 through July 21, 2017
Ages 15 – 18
Delegation Fee: $1,300 + cost of flight*
Ministry of Youth Mobilization and Development
July 19 through August 5, 2017
Ages 14 – 18
*Movement of Youth will assist with fundraising efforts
The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. We stand with people seeking justice.
WFP has a long history of leading delegations to Nicaragua. The WFP Southeast region has led youth delegations to Nicaragua every summer for 20 years. Nicaragua is an ideal destination for youth who want to experience a different culture and way of living. It is a peaceful and beautiful country with abundant natural resources. It is also the poorest country in Central America. On the Nicaragua delegation, students will have the opportunity to learn about Nicaraguan people and culture, discover the realities of free and fair trade, develop skills to be an advocate for social justice, and explore the country’s beautiful attractions.
The Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, and Youth (Youth Affairs Division) was established in 1985 following the results of the 1980 census. This revealed that there were at least 22,310 persons or approximately 22.8% of the total population between the 15-24 age group in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. It was therefore recognized that by virtue of number, youth represented a significant reservoir of the nation’s human resource and therefore needed a separate place in the national planning process. The Youth Affairs Division exists to improve the quality of life of youths in St. Vincent and the Grenadines while promoting their general development and ensuring the full participation in nation building.
In years to come, the J.U.S.T. Global Fellowship will strive to (1) increase international awareness and cultural exchange for students of color, (2) facilitate short-term and long-term volunteerism domestically and overseas, and (3) develop leadership skills that are applied on a global level.