Are you a leader or officer in your high school pro-life group? Do you want to continue your pro-life work throughout college? Do you want to be mentored by a national pro-life leader?
If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, then you should consider applying for the SFLA Stevens Leadership Fellowship!
When asked to describe their experience, here is what some of our previous Stevens Fellows had to say:
“I feel so blessed to have been able to partake in this fellowship, and I am so thankful to Students for Life for making it happen. It has helped me get a realistic glimpse into the movement which I hope to eventually work in and it has given me the training, knowledge, and connections I need to really be able to make a difference in my community. If you ever hope to help lead the pro-life movement, or even if you simply want to improve your leadership skills, this fellowship is for you!” – Kaitlynn W., 2013-2014 Stevens Fellow
“Being a part of the 2013 Thaddeus Stevens Fellowship has taught me a tremendous amount and has significantly strengthened me as an abortion abolitionist. Learning how to better plan my year, coordinate members of my group, how to be a better apologist and activist has helped me in all aspects of my pro-life activism. I also had great exposure to other students in college and high school at the headquarters. I learned much from other students, and have a great support community to refer to if I need advice or help on my group’s activism. The bi-weekly calls are also very interesting and helpful, as well as handy to keep in touch with the other students, and with dynamic, professional abolitionists, activists, and speakers in the pro-life movement. The reading we have done has been phenomenal in teaching me new ways to deal with others, myself, and how to effectively fight the good fight for life.” Samantha B., 2013-2014 Stevens Fellow
“The Thaddeus Stevens Fellowship has been amazing and such a blessing! I have learned so much and been inspired to do so much. The training over the summer made me even more committed to my pro-life group I started. Without the Thaddeus Stevens fellowship, I probably never would have been motivated enough to put on our youth conference that we had over 165 attend. It has taught me so much and pushed me to always live to bring about a culture of life at my high school, in my community, and in my city.” – Gabriel V., 2013-2014 Stevens Fellow
“In one word. Amazing! There are so many great people there wanting to change the world just like you and people wanting to stand up for life just like you. The leaders were amazing and have so much knowledge to help you be the best pro-life ambassador that you can possibly be.” – David J., Arkansas, 2013-2014 Stevens Fellow
The mission of the Students for Life of America Stevens Leadership Fellowship is to raise up the next generation of pro-life leaders. We want to train high school student pro-life activists to be leaders at their schools (and beyond) and to network those student leaders with their counterparts in the national pro-life movement to help further develop their skills. Simply put, the SFLA Stevens Leadership Fellowship is the training you need for a future in the pro-life movement!
What SFLA Stevens Fellows Will Do During the 2014-2015 Academic Year
- Learn what it takes to be a leader by reviewing various books and participate in bi-weekly webcasts for discussion and guest speaker lectures
- Apply the skills they learn to their school’s pro-life groups by organizing at least 2 community service events (fall and spring)
- Assist Students for Life of America in its mission of equipping the pro-life generation
- Working with their National Stevens Mentor (a leader of an existing national pro-life organization) who will help network them with the national pro-life movement and assist in completion on their Stevens Fellowship Projects
The fellowship will consume a couple of hours a week; no financial stipends are available.
All SFLA Stevens Leadership Fellows will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the kick-off weekend training from July 18-20. Flights, housing, and meals in the D.C. area will be covered by SFLA.
Who is Eligible to Apply
- Any high school or homeschool (high school-aged) students may apply
- Must be a current leader in a pro-life group
Download the 2014 Stevens Fellowship Application. Applications are due by April 30th and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Selections will be made by May 17th.
If you would like more information about the Thaddeus Stevens Leadership Fellowship, please contact National High School Coordinator, Missy Martinez, at [email protected]