A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Dear Future Fellow:
Are you tired of trying different jobs and programs or going through school still not knowing what to do next with your life? Do you feel stuck or anxious and wish you had more one-on-one guidance as you make decisions about the future? It's as if all of the sudden after high school (for some college) you were expected to have it all figured it out as a young adult?
Like many of you, I constantly asked what “figuring it out” meant and questioned how I could understand the value of independence with no one to process life with. Even after I graduated college I had some insight into my future with some of the work I was involved in, but still lacked a lot of skills necessary to get into spaces that many dream of. My family was not very dependable, and I had difficulty relating to others who didn’t understand my story. Being an adult comes with pressure and not knowing who to talk to about the struggles that came with making mistakes was even more complex when all was said and done.
Over time, with the right support, I learned that being a successful young adult meant that I walked in my full potential and purpose through the power of fellowships and internship programs. I made fantastic friends and connections with whom I am still tied to today. I also found life-long mentors that pointed me in the right direction as I figured myself out. These experiences opened the doors to my current success, and the lessons I learned have changed my life. For this reason, my team and I set out to create a fellowship experience that would open the same doors for you and has changed the lives of many. We genuinely believe in the power of young adults and know what it takes to propel them into success!
As you review the application and consider the commitment to the Fellows initiative, consider giving yourself the permission to do something that matters, invest in yourself, and apply. We are looking for young adults ready and willing to do something worthwhile for themselves. It’s not about having the best grades, being in school, having the perfect job, or having the right family upbringing. It’s about believing in yourself and allowing others to believe with you in your abilities to do something beyond what you imagined.
Make the decision and personal investment to apply, we look forward to reading your application and learning about you!
Leading for Change,
Everett Gutierrez Jr.
Everett Gutierrez Jr, E.M.L., M.N.A.
Founder and Executive Director
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About the Program
Legacy Fellows (ages 21-30) help Leaders of Color achieve financial independence and life balance by discovering their purpose, developing business opportunities, and creating a network of success that generates generational wealth. We elevate young adults to become the best version of themselves and teach them to share their stories with the world!
Attend leadership training virtually every Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM beginning January 26, 2023 through Thursday, October 12, 2023 and with quarterly in-person sessions taking place on a Saturday once every three months.
Connect with a personal mentor 1-2 times a month virtually to talk to discuss life issues, gain connections, and develop careers.
Go on an out-of-state, action-packed leadership retreat (click here for more information).
Be a part of a triad with two to three other fellows in the program for a year to develop strong bonds.
Earn a certificate of completion at the end of the program that can be used as a reference and added to a resume or future application.
We believe that every person has a unique one-of-a-kind purpose of fulfilling in life and has the opportunity to live it out in a meaningful way. The Legacy Fellows program is a select group of young adults (ages 21 - 30) seeking to activate their purpose and realize their full potential to change the world around them. We believe that every person is born to make a positive difference in the world that only they can uniquely make!
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