The 2017 conference will offer another new and exciting opportunity for young Black gay men. The selected individuals will participate in specifically designed workshops structured to increase their knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities in HIV/AIDS-related services, and/or other health disparities and social justice issues. The 2018 CRIBB Fellowship will enroll up to 12 candidates who are Black gay men, ages 18 to 25.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide these young men with not only leadership training, but also support that will strengthen their involvement in reducing HIV/AIDS, other Health Disparities and social justice inequities within the African American MSM community. In order to participate, the Fellows must complete an application process that includes completing demographic information, answering five essay questions, providing two letters of recommendations, and participating in personal interviews.
Once selected, participants begin the Fellowship in January at the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities, which is hosted by NAESM. From then on, they participate in hands on activities and complete required assignments throughout the year. Participants have to complete a community leadership project of their choosing with help from an assigned faculty member. Once the participants complete the program, they are eligible to attend a Rites of Passage ceremony where they are honored for their hard work and praised as new leaders to the Black gay community.
Before submitting your application, please review page three and type your name at the bottom of the page, consenting that you have read and understand the program requirements.
Applications are due by 11/07/2016 8PM EST / 5PM PST