Sadie Nash wants to improve its Dean Leadership Program, which is a paid internship for young women (Deans) ages 19–25. Deans gain leadership skills and hands-on youth development experience while serving as role models, teachers, mentors, and advisors to Sadie Nash’s younger participants. The program offers two tracks: a summer institute and an after-school program. Discrepancies between the two tracks have resulted in different levels of competency and confidence between participants. Sadie Nash proposes to create a more consistent experience for Deans by redesigning the curriculum and expanding the training for the school-year Deans to better match that which the summer institute Deans receive.
This grant will support curriculum development and expanded training that will lead to a more consistent learning experience for all participants.