The Trailblazer Fellowship is a diverse set of community-minded young women and gender diverse people from multicultural and Indigenous backgrounds between the ages of 13 - 22.
Over the course of 16 weeks, Fellows will engage with each other and award-winning local leaders in new and meaningful ways. Fellows will show how anyone can become a leader in their community and tackle social prejudices to open up spaces for members of their communities.
The Trailblazer Fellows are passionate about driving change. They are champions of children's rights and equality. The inaugural class of 11 Fellows will be integral to shaping the program and the community of Fellows for future years. For this first class, we've sought participants who are especially excited about helping us design, test and refine the Fellowship.
Applications for the Trailblazer Fellowship is now closed. Applications for 2019 will open soon.
About the program
What you’ll learn:
This program provides you with the skills to become leaders and run campaigns and events to change your community. It will target and highlight the issues that keep young women and people of colour outside of the leadership space. You will learn how to break down these barriers, connect with supporters and provide the skills needed to become effective entrepreneurs and organisers.
You’ll leave with the self-defence, campaign and leadership skills needed to become a trailblazer.
Every workshop will include training, practical experience and inspirational speakers. You’ll also take part or lead a real-life campaign project, event or initiative as part of your experience to implement in your local community. To help you along, you’ll be partnered with an experienced leader to ensure you gain the vital insights you need to get the most out of the Fellowship.
What is included in the Fellowship?
Guidance in developing a personalized Fellowship roadmap to help you get the most out of the program
Ongoing skill-building and training courses tailored to developing yourself as a confident leader
Mentoring to help you move your work forward
Participation in a regional cohort of leaders poised to change the civic engagement landscape
Exposure to opportunities provided by other Jasiri Australia programs, such as mentorship roles and speaking engagements
Participation in fortnightly trainings with meals covered during the event
Learn basic self-defence from world champions
For the inaugural class – the opportunity to shape the Fellowship program for future years
What is the time commitment?
The Fellowship is not a full-time commitment, but active and engaged participation is key to creating a meaningful Fellowship experience. Fellows commit to:
Participating in the full programming and at least 65% of Fellowship gatherings
Devoting 6 - 8 hours each month to ongoing training and programming
Sharing responsibility for creating a supportive, collaborative community of Fellows
Collaborating with Jasiri Australia throughout the Fellowship to evaluate and refine the program for future classes
Contributing their leadership, creativity, and voice to other Jasiri Australia programs. In this inaugural cohort, we’re looking for Fellows who are eager to explore the roles they can play in the broader ecosystem of Jasiri — whether serving as mentors, facilitating local training, or writing about their work for a wider audience.
Participating in the full mentorship program for one year
Design, run and implement your own program or event with the guidance of your mentor and the Jasiri Australia team
April 14th - Trailblazer Fellowships Close
April 15th - Winners Notified
April 21st - Fellowship Launched for youth week at Lake Ginninderra College
The training will take place at Lake Ginninderra College for 3 to 4 hours every fortnight.