Sustainable Long Island is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote economic development, environmental health, and social equity for all Long Islanders, now and for generations to come. They work to cultivate the conditions, identify resources and provide tools to make smart growth happen on Long Island. Working with people who live in our Long Island neighborhoods from residents of all ages to community leaders to clergy, Sustainable Long Island enables all Long Islanders to come together over shared concern for their community and develop new solutions.
Sustainable Long Island has announced that their High School Fellowship Program will begin this year in July and will help to empower young people with planning tools, information and knowledge so as to enable them to make a positive impact within their communities.
They are currently seeking junior or senior high school students interested in issues of sustainability, community planning and development, and civic engagement to participate in planning processes, engage other young adults in planning for the future, and learning about local and regional food systems. The Fellowship is an opportunity to learn about and participate in community based planning and regional efforts to ensure a sustainable Long Island for generations to come.
Students will be paid a stipend and will work in Sustainable Long Island‘s Bethpage office, as well as in their local community for 20 hours per week (eight weeks) during the summer and six hours per week (40 weeks) during the school year. High School juniors and seniors interested in the fellowship should send letter of interest and resume to Artineh Havan via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 27, 2011 or read more about the program here.