The Youth Voices Storytelling Fellowship is an opportunity for young Texans to use their experiences, creativity, and knowledge to produce a short film that highlights an issue important to them and/or their communities, from housing to food insecurity, health to policing, climate change to mental health, and more.
Applications are currently closed. Keep an eye on this page for future application information!
A defender of others, David advocates for his community and peers. As part of his advocacy, David often shares his civic education experiences, particularly from the perspective of a first-generation student and civic catalyst.
In his free time, David loves to drink boba and jam out to the best music available.
Delina Yosief is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Health. Born and raised in Houston, Delina comes from a family of Eritrean immigrants and a strong local community that have molded her into who she is today.
Delina is passionate about housing justice and accessibility, and by organizing with communities in Houston and Austin, she is now an advocate for houseless people.
Although the application period is closed, the Youth Voices Storytelling project also trains young Texans in effective storytelling techniques, including persuasive writing, digital advocacy, and public testimony so that fellows and participants can grow as strong advocates for themselves and their communities. We have access to pre-recorded masterclass sessions crafted by filmmaking and storytelling professionals.
Any interested young advocate is welcome to access these resources at any time, free of charge, simply by reaching out to our team.
Youth Voices Storytelling Fellowship Masterclass Topics:
- Creating Your Own Production Company
- Impact Producing
- Film Festival Programming & How to Submit to Film Festivals
The fellowship takes place throughout one semester, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the program takes place virtually. We are committed to working with our fellow to make sure they can complete their fellowship in a way that is safe for them, their families, and their communities. As noted above, young advocates and applicants who were not selected for the fellowship are welcome to complete masterclasses at their own pace.
Learn more about the program below.