All successful applicants will be required to commit to the following:
Attendance at community excursion events throughout the program year is required with no exceptions. Fellows are expected to come to each excursion on time and stay for the entire event having completed any pre-reading or pre-work assignments. Fellows who miss one excursion may still earn a partial grant of $500. Fellows who miss two or more excursions will not receive a grant once the leadership academy experience is completed.
Fellows are required to execute a sponsored community leadership project during the course of the program. During the program year each fellow will provide an interim progress report. Each fellow will make a formal presentation to the JRJLA leadership for evaluation of their engagement with and growth from the project
The African American Leadership Forum has invested in offering six months of leadership development coaching for each JRJLA Fellow. During the course of the leadership academy experience fellows are required to engage the coach they are assigned for a minimum of one hour each month. Fellows who miss one coaching session may still earn a partial grant of $500. Fellows who miss two or more coaching sessions will not receive a grant once the leadership academy experience is completed.
INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
During the leadership academy experience fellows are required to develop an individual development plan leveraging insight from coaching and connection with community torch bearers as well as insight gained from participation in community excursion events.
During the leadership academy experience fellows are required to record reflections on the experiences of the each week as it relates to their leadership development journey.