Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Applications for Healing Futures Fellowship Summer Youth Program

April 1, 2015

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity is now taking applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship summer program. The program is open to youth ages 15 to 18 that are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2015.

The Healing Futures Fellowship brings together young people from neighborhoods throughout Louisville to engage them in thoughtful discussion and exploration of the underlying causes and solutions to violence, injury prevention and inequity.

The program will be held June 6 through July 31. It is comprised of classroom and field sessions seven hours a day, five days a week.  After completing the program, students are awarded a stipend up to $1,000.

“Our goal is that Healing Futures Graduates will be inspired to engage in life-long learning, and growth,” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, interim director for the Department of Public Health and Wellness. “We also hope they will be ambassadors for change, taking what they’ve learned with them and sharing it with their peers, families, teachers and others.”

The application process involves writing a 500 word essay. The deadline for applications is April 30. Students can learn more information and apply online at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/healing-futures-fellowship.  Applications are also accepted via mail or fax.  For questions or additional information call 574-8045 or email healingfuturesfellowship@louisvilleky.gov