Kicking off our 2017-18 year with our first annual Mentor Retreat! Exciting things ahead! Stay tuned
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We are proud to officially announce our student leadership team for our third annual Ethical Citizens Fellowship, beginning in September of 2017.
As recent graduates of the UAT Ethical Citizens program, they will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, mentoring, and guiding the newest cohort of fellows. Please join us is recognizing and celebrating Shada, Jhanae, Andres Donna, Nick, Tabi, and Zoe!
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Congratulations to the UAT 2017 graduating class! We will miss our Seniors! #herestoanotheryear #scholarships #fellowship #graduation #graduation
Attention Somerset Students! 🗣🗣🗣🗣
Are you interested in joining our Ethical Citizens Fellowship for the 2017-2018 year?
In addition to a robust, dynamic civic leadership experience that spans 40 weeks and includes sessions and activities about identity, justice, culture, ethics, and leadership, each of our fellows also receive:
•A college scholarship of $1000.00 for the mentor of the winning House; $500.00 for each of the members of the winning house;
College scholarships ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00 for winning fellows, most improved fellows, and fellows who best embody the spirit and mission of UAT;
•Free and unlimited access to college counseling and career coaching services through Mr. Meyer (former college advisor and graduate of Harvard University);
Access to full subsidization of Prepory College and Career Coaching Services ($3000.00 value);
•250 hours of community service;
Access to special lectures and live sessions hosted by nationally and globally renowned professors, media figures, and industry leaders;
•Up to $500 in gift certificates, rewards, and vouchers to local stores and restaurants;
•Collaboration, leadership, and team-building skills and experience.
In order to apply, candidates must feet the following criteria:
•Attend Somerset Academy Charter High School or Somerset Arts Conservatory in Pembroke Pines, Florida;
•Be a junior or senior;
•Have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA;
•Commit an average of five (5) hours per week to attending extracurricular live sessions, fellowship activities, special events, and community organizing projects;
•Have a passion for becoming more politically aware and affecting positive social change in one's local community.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in being considered for a place in the fellowship, please apply by clicking link in bio!
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Richard Lau, an accomplished concert pianist turned entrepreneur, joined the fellows from his home in Hong Kong to discuss the invention of adolescence, the challenges of being a teenager, and when we would do best to listen to our parents and elders and heed their guidance and when it's incumbent upon us to blaze our own trails and define our own destinies...and how the heck we can tell the difference.
A story of change, persistence, honesty, and endurance...we are thankful for Richard's tremendous impact on our fellows as they move into the next phase of their lives.
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Diana Garcia, UAT ’16 alumna of the House of Nightingale, will be attending Mt. Holyoke College in Fall as a Posse Foundation Scholar. ✨✨
"Without Under A Tree, I definitely would not have ended up at Mount Holyoke. The experience changed my perspective on the world completely. As a fellow, I gained the confidence to follow my passions, fight against injustice, and strive to better understand those around me. In my capstone project, I focused on the empowerment of women--an experience that led me to dedicate my life to fighting social injustice. UAT helped me find my voice and grow as an individual. Because of this fellowship, I became a better version of myself and am ready to fight for a better version of this world."
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Meet Daniel Roque, UAT ’17 Fellow of House Bhutto, is attending the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). ✨✨
"My experience with UAT will help me work with and understand people whose opinions and beliefs are different from mine. In a way I've been spoiled by the fellowship...there simply aren't places like UAT available in high school or at most colleges. I'll want to find a group where we can keep talking about the problems we face, and if I can't find one, I'll probably want to create my own branch of UAT. Being a part of UAT is something that I'll never forget and that I'm sure will continue to shape me long after I've left high school."
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Our fellows are working on their final mission! Stay tuned to see their Capstone Projects and who brings home the Under A Tree scholarships! Scholarships will be announced during the UAT Expo on June 7th, 2017.
Want to help emerging leaders attain scholarships? Donate now to Under a Tree! Link in Bio!
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Meet Kelechi Offor, UAT ’16 alumna and current Mentor of the House of Suu Kyi, Kelechi be attending Tufts University in the Fall. ✨✨
"My mindset, my character, my new self...I’ve changed so much over these past two years. The 'me' when I first started Under a Tree is so different from the 'me' now. I learned to listen and take in other’s experiences, to really understand that there are so many things about this world and society that I don’t know about. But I've also learned when it’s right to speak up and not let my voice go unheard. I hope to bring this mental and emotional growth with me to Tufts and continue to 'refuse to tolerate injustice...wherever it may be.'” ✨✨
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Meet Maria Acevedo, UAT ’16 Fellow of the Year, current Lead Mentor, and Mentor of the House of Bhutto. Maria will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the Fall. ✨✨
"After spending two years working with the UAT fellowship," she says, "I have found that getting people to care is something that matters to me. Most people will go through life without having a serious discussion with others about their beliefs and to me, that is simply unacceptable. I will be applying to Penn's Civic Scholarship Program and will continue to promote social activism on a larger scale."
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