allegheny mountain school fellowships
Allegheny Mountain School Fellowships for 2014
Allegheny Mountain School is seeking nine inspiring individuals to participate in the fourth cohort of our 18 month fully-funded fellowship program. Applications are available on our website,www.alleghenymountainschool.org. The deadline to submit your application is December 15, 2013. Interviews begin January, 2014.
Our goal is to build skills to help communities create a vibrant and accessible local food economy.
In Phase I (April 27 – November 1, 2014), AMS Fellows live in Highland County, Virginia. They study sustainable food production, whole foods management and preparation, wellness and nutrition, land stewardship, and community development to become ambassadors for a healthier food culture.
In Phase II (January 1st through December 31st, 2015), AMS Senior Fellows work in the service of Partner Organizations throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Highlands of Virginia. AMS Fellows are focused on activities such as: building community gardens, developing school gardens and site based curriculum, advocating sustainable land use, teaching nutrition and cooking for a healthy lifestyle. The cohort meets regularly for Leadership Development, as they join and are supported by the entire AMS Fellowship network in their endeavors.
AMS Fellows are provided room and board during Phase I and there are no program fees (other than to apply). AMS provides basic kitchen staples and the Fellows grow much of their own food. At the end of the six months, AMS Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend for successful completion of this portion of the program.
During Phase II, Fellows receive a $1,250 monthly stipend for their work for the duration of 12 months and are expected to help build capacity in our Partner Organizations as they share and teach the skills they have learned during their first six months in the program.
For more information, watch our videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40dc1CXdFqQ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GexvjOhvvog,
visit our website at www.alleghenymountainschool.org or email us at [email protected].