Counter Speech Fellowship


Aimed to be an incubator for the future generation of leaders, CEOs, campaigners and activists, the YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram is looking for 25 exceptional teen leaders in Delhi and Mumbai to voice their opinion on themes important to young netizens around the world. The selected themes for the 2017 fellowship are Bullying, Body Positivity, Mental Wellbeing, Embracing Diversity, Creating Safe Spaces Online and Countering Violent Extremism.

The carefully selected, spirited and passionate cohort of fellows will get a chance to interact with policy makers, social media influencers and experts to accelerate their learning and sharpen their leadership, communication, critical thinking and other interpersonal skills. Fellows will be mentored and encouraged to build powerful content on the identified themes. The most inspiring content will be promoted among teens and young adults across the country on Instagram.

This fully funded fellowship is designed as a three month long, weekend only engagement wherein fellows will meet every alternate weekend for a period of 3-4 hours in their city. The schedule should be easy to accommodate alongside regular school work and examinations.

Applications are open till 11:59 PM on 31st October 2017 for both Delhi and Mumbai.

To know more, see:   Schedule  |   Selection Process  |   Eligibility, Structure & Time Commitment  |   Applications