Below is a description of the component sub-groups of the MYPF.
Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund.
As a program of the WWFOR, the MYPF has a Working Group, which includes its Directors and included as its founding members most of the past PAT Directors and Assistant Directors: Ruth Yarrow; Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm and Dante Garcia. The Working Group is composed of those who are interested in helping to develop and run the program under the direction of the Directors. Logistical support roles include: 1) outreach; 2) meal preparation and clean up; 3) housing/chaperons; 4) transportation and 5) fundraising/awards dinner. Contact the Directors if you would like to help out with any of these roles or otherwise support the work of the MYPF.
The Directors shall ultimately be responsible for the design and execution of the program, seeking advice and obtaining assistance from the Advisory Board and the Working Group. Background information on the Directors is included here. The Directors for the MYPF are volunteers.
The Advisory Board is composed of approximately 12 former Directors, Assistant Directors and alumni of the Peace Activist Trainee program, who have agreed to provide feedback and guidance to the Directors. The members of the Advisory Board and some information about each member is listed here. Members of the Advisor Board are geographically dispersed, but through WWFOR’s SharePoint intrasite, have top-level collaborative and communication tools available.
Mentors will be recruited and selected by the Directors to provide support, guidance and accountability for the Peace Fellows during the fellowship year by establishing and maintaining a one to one relationship with 1 or more Peace Fellows through consistent contact. Information about the Mentors is available here.
The Directors will be joined by a paid Assistant Director/Trainer and 4 Assistant Trainers. Information about these trainers will be posted as the positions are filled.