Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship

Travel the country to connect with a mentor, gain insight into their practice, and apply that inspiration to your own growth through the Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship.

Founded in 2017, the Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship supports the early career development of emerging TYA students and professionals, providing the opportunity to explore, travel and seek mentorship in the national field of TYA. Fellows are funded to travel domestically to connect with an inspiring mentor or organization, and see their work in practice. Fellows expand their leadership potential by engaging with individuals or organizations they admire across the TYA field. Fellows are also offered the opportunity to exchange with their cohort, as well as seek mentorship and ongoing support from the TYA/USA Staff and Board throughout the year.


Past Fellows

2019 Cohort: Khalia Davis, Melisa Orozco-Vargas, Deepmala Tiwari

2018 Cohort: Young Nae Choi, Shavonne T. Coleman, & Eric Norton