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 engages exceptional teen leaders to voice their opinion on themes important to young netizens around the world. Launched in 2017, the fellowship is currently running in two cities – Delhi and Mumbai.
The fellowship is built around three pillars – awareness, support and advocacy on themes relevant to teens. Fellows are mentored and encouraged to build powerful content on the identified themes and the most inspiring content is promoted across the country on Instagram. The selected themes for the 2017 fellowship are Bullying, Body Positivity, Mental Wellbeing, Embracing Diversity, Creating Safe Spaces Online and Countering Violent Extremism.
The fellowship is designed as a fully funded, three month long, weekend only engagement wherein fellows meet every alternate weekend for a period of 3-4 hours in their city. The schedule is easy to accommodate alongside regular school work and examinations.
Applications to the 2017 edition have now closed. You can sign up below or follow our facebook page for updates on the future editions.

To know more, see:   2017 Schedule  |   Selection Process  |   Eligibility, Structure & Time Commitment