Emerging Leaders FAQ
What are the benefits of being selected as an Emerging Leader?
Emerging Leaders is first and foremost a leadership development opportunity. The time spent in the Emerging Leaders offers the opportunity for structured reflection with tailored feedback. Selected Emerging Leaders will:
- Receive personalized assessment and professional development to strengthen management and programmatic skills;
- Garner public recognition and $2500 to use for their own personal growth or to support their programs;
- Learn how to advocate for expanded resources and supports from public officials and policymakers on behalf of their communities and programs; and,
- Become members of a network of professionals in the field with whom they can give and receive support.
Who is eligible to be an Emerging Leader?
Any individual working in Baltimore City to positively impact older youth (ages 13 to 23) outside of the traditional school day and year. The individual may be affiliated with an organization or working independently. For individuals affiliated with an organization, preference will be placed on organizations with annual budgets under $750,000. Priority will be placed on applicants from populations that have experienced historical patterns of racism, discrimination and inequality. Candidates will be subject to background checks but automatic exclusion will only apply to convicted sex offenders.
What will be required of the selected Emerging Leaders?
Complete an individualized assessment prior to the first meeting on January 13, 2016
Attend and participate actively in two meetings per month each lasting two hours on from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2016:
January 13 & 27
February 10 & 24
March 9 & 23
April 6 & 20
May 4 & 18
- Participate in one or more social networking event(s).
- Co-design and execute an advocacy project with fellow Emerging Leaders and MOST. The 2016 project will be focused on making youth opportunity a point of discussion in the 2016 Mayoral and City Council races. These activities will NOT include the endorsement of particular candidates.
- Provide feedback on the program experience.
- Participate in a post-leadership showcase in the Fall of 2016.
If I'm selected, how and when will I receive my stipend?
Stipends will be paid in two installments: $1000 at the beginning and the $1500 at completion of the six month leadership program. Checks can be made either to the individual leader or to a sponsoring organization.
How do I apply?
Apply using our online application. You must complete the application in one sitting. Download the questions to review in advance HERE. The application must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2015.
Where can I get more information?
MOST will offer a webinar to review the request for applications and take questions on Friday October 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register for the webinar or to get additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.The webinar will be recorded.