For many of us in the Interhelp network, it’s been a joy supporting, in various ways, these groups of young activists who come together for an immersion experience in the Work That Reconnects.
“We’ve created a space where we can breathe, dance, cry, give thanks, rage, sing, and gaze in wonder. The community we formed in ELC is still going strong, and growing, long after the program itself ended. We are in this for the long haul, and the Work That Reconnects is a key piece of what can sustain us along the way.”
– Daniel, Environmental Educator – ELC 2
This year’s cohort will convene for five days in June at the Rising with Roots workshop (more below – we’re all invited!). Later, at their own retreat, they will begin to learn and practice facilitation skills.
We invite you to:
- Consider applying if you are in the age range of 18-30
- Share the cohort information with young folks who may be interested (application deadline is March 15)
- Make a financial contribution
Financial donations from members of the Interhelp community have provided substantial scholarship support to participants in each of the previous three cohorts. We invite your support this year. Contributions of all sizes – from $20 to $2,000 – are greatly appreciated.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund today. We intend that finances not be a barrier to participation; to this end we are raising scholarship funds of up to $750 per participant to be allocated based on need. We anticipate needing to raise between $5,000 and $10,000 to accommodate all scholarship requests.
Please make checks payable to Interhelp, write “ELC scholarship fund” in the memo and mail to:
Kristina Orchard, Interhelp Treasurer
10A Powdermill Circle
Maynard, MA 01754
If you want to meet the fourth cohort (but won’t be participating in the cohort for any number of reasons!), we recommend attending the June 2-7 Rising with Roots intergenerational workshop that the cohort will be attending.
Aravinda Ananda and Paula Hendrick