The Elizabeth Fellows program, an initiative of the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation, is a comprehensive effort to provide promising high school students with the resources, tools and support they need to succeed. Elizabeth Fellows will be matched with Elizabeth Mentors, who are trained and qualified college students. The foundation seeks dedicated participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth to serve as Elizabeth Mentors.
The inaugural, 2012-2013 class of fellows are students at Broughton High School in Raleigh. The mentors and fellows will meet on a weekly basis for hands-on support with academics to plan community service projects and to talk about issues they care about. Mentors travel together to Raleigh once a week and transportation is provided by the Carolina Center for Public Service.
Applicants should be aware that serving as an Elizabeth Mentor is time-intensive and requires a consistent and reliable year-long commitment from those involved. Accepted applicants will be required to attend a mandatory orientation provided by the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation and undergo a background check. Mentors will also receive training and support throughout the year.
Please contact BPSS with questions or for more information on how to apply.