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Your gift today helps emerging young leaders build their resilience to respond during times of chaos and change – like the one we are in.

The inspiration for The FIRE Fellowship (FIRE stands for Foundations in Resilience Education) arose quite literally out of the ashes of the Thomas Fire at The Ojai Foundation, and later through partnership with Youth Passageways, as a network organization born out of the fires of cross-cultural conflict and collaboration.

In this time of COVID-19, resilience is needed more than ever; so too are communities and individuals able to respond to changing needs and circumstances.

The FIRE Fellowship is helping emerging young leaders do exactly that.

Over the course of a year-long immersive learning journey, FIRE weaves together spirituality, social justice, nature connection, and leadership for relevant action.

 This year, 13 young leaders–organizers, activists, artists, healers– have come together to build with one another to gain practices for long-term transformation and healing, and provide meaningful service in their communities.

In a collaborative design process, the FIRE Guide team, Guardians, and fellows are continuing to adapt the curriculum and design to meet the ongoing changes with creativity, relevance, and meaningful action.

FIRE is resilience in action!

Please take part in this important effort, and make a gift today.

Click here to meet the fellows, and learn more about this important offering.

Thank you,

Shay Sloan, Kruti Parekh, Brendan Clarke, and Darcy Ottey, the FIRE guide team

P.S. We have just $15,000 left to raise to fully fund the inaugural year. Please make your gift today!

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