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
June 30 through July 11, 2018
Ages 15 – 18
Delegation Fee: $1,300 + cost of flight*
*Movement of Youth will assist with fundraising efforts
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.
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.