Meet Our 2016-2017 Youth Fellows
At the heart of the DTC is a simple, bold idea: to identify, train, sustain, and connect the next generation of emerging young leaders struggling for social justice and reconciliation around the world and right here in Indiana. In 2014, the Desmond Tutu Center received a gift from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, allowing the Center to launch its Youth Fellows Initiative, an empowerment program for young emerging leaders from Central Indiana and South Africa.
The Youth Fellows Initiative is designed to support youth who want to change and challenge existing norms that prevent their community from achieving equality. We are pleased to introduce our 2016 Indianapolis Youth Fellows, the first group to participate in the 2016-2017 Youth Fellows Initiative. This group is made up of diverse, passionate individuals who, through their own experiences and values, have developed projects for social change. These projects will developed over the course of the program through meet-ups, workshops, mentorship, and an educational tour to Cape Town, South Africa in July. Learn more about our fellows by clicking on their name below.