The mission of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) is to support Nigerian youth in implementing projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. Former Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, was a champion of civil liberties, democracy and closer ties between the U.S. and Nigeria. The CYFI program invites applications from young Nigerians who are committed to putting the ideals of Walter Carrington into practice. The theme of the 2012 CYFI program is “Youth Engagement.” The CYFI Board of Directors will select fellows who demonstrate the exceptional vision, skills, and experience necessary to implement their own Youth Engagement Projects (YEPs).
Implement concrete, youth-oriented solutions to issues that concern you
Access U.S. Government resources and contacts
Catch the attention of American and Nigerian leaders in the public and private sectors
Work alongside talented and motivated peers with diverse backgrounds, but similar visions
Participate in CYFI Alumni Program
Youth Engagement Projects
Teams of 3-5 fellows submit project proposals to the CYFI Board
Projects should be achievable in scope and address a current issue in Nigeria
CYFI Board supports fellows by working to connect them with resources and contacts
Fellows work on their own time to implement projects
End of year recognition ceremony for fellows
Complete Youth Engagement Project as part of 3-5 fellow project team
Attend monthly project status meetings with CYFI Board of Directors
Participate in roundtables, networking events, and teambuilding events
All applicants are required to be legal residents of Nigeria.
Oluwatosin, the Founder/Program Director of RSN is one of the seventeen (17) Nigerian youth that has been selected for this Initiative, she is so excited about it and wish to give her best to realising the aims and objectives of the initiative.