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Team: First Followers

Description of partner 


Mission: First Followers’ mission is to build strong and peaceful communities by providing support, guidance, and hope to formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones through peer mentorship. 

Team overview 

Process --proposal presentation? 

spring process, overview, lessons learned -- dinner presentation

implemented solution-- description, links, pics

What does WIL offer me? 

Empowerment: develop your confidence, deepen your understanding of your personal strengths and values, and learn to lift yourself and other women  


Collaboration: learn how to set and maintain a shared, supportive and accountable team culture that can negotiate conflict and deliver results 


Connection: develop personal, professional and civic connections through project-based volunteering


Accomplishment: identify challenges, then develop and implement sustainable solutions for a local nonprofit or small business 

Applications accepted until September 21st for PARKLAND STUDENTS only. The application is now closed for UIUC.