Seeds of Fire
YOUTH, YOUNG ADULT AND INTER-GERERATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZING
You are Seeds of Fire. Your experience, your goals, your dreams, and your hope: that’s who we are. Seeds of Fire invites youth centered, young adult and intergenerational groups in the South and Appalachia to get involved, get funding, and join others in events to move forward organizing for social change. Let’s collectively build capacity among young leaders and adult allies in the South, Appalachia, and across the country; make connections between our issues locally, regionally, nationally and globally while forming lasting relationships and networks to create the Appalachia, South and world we wish to see. Highlander and Seeds of Fire is committed to creating a world liberated of all forms of oppression and that understanding guides our work.
The STAY Project aims to engage young Appalachians in creating the opportunities they need to be learners, activists, and leaders in the region. For more information or get involved go to http://www.thestayproject.org/ or email email@example.com
Seeds of Fire Advisory Committee
Applications for the Seeds of Fire the advisory committee are currently closed.
Seeds of Fire Fund
Applications for Seeds of Fire Fund are now closed.
Seeds of Fire Travel Fund
Complete the application form including the amount requested up to $500.
We Shall Overcome Fund
The We Shall Overcome Fund is a fund that supports groups working with African American communities in the South including Maryland and DC connecting Art with Social Change. For more information click here.
Seeds of Fire Camp
Applications due June 10st
The 14th Annual Seeds of Fire Camp is a weeklong camp for Southern and Appalachian youth-led and youth centered groups organizing for social change. The camp is focused on changing the education and juvenile justice systems in our communities, states and across the country while examining the world we live in. Due to the acknowledged economic crises and the economic crises our communities have been suffering with throughout we also be looking at economics personally and systemically and we will look at how our education and juvenile justice system are impacted by the economic system. We will be working with the Ruckus Society this year around Nonviolent Direct Action planning, techniques, and arts in action!!
Click here to download an application form.
STAY People of Color Gathering
Stay tuned for dates!!!
The STAY Youth of Color Gathering will bring together youth and young adults of color from throughout the region for a two day workshop to discuss what it means to be a person of color living in the mountains, small towns and cities of Appalachia. We will also vision ways we can better solidify the unique support we want and need as a community and how we can support each other.
If you are interested in hosting a mini Seeds of Fire camp, youth or intergenerational leadership development, popular education, organizing, or another type of workshop please feel free to contact us at either elandria at highlandercenter.org or hrec at highlandercenter.org
For more information please contact Elandria Williams at elandria at highlandercenter.org; 865-933-3443 (office); 865-973-1896 (cell)