Why Do We Need Partners?
As we begin our first year of programming, Interyear Fellowship is looking for organizations that will partner with us to host Fellows. Potential partners will offer professional service internships for young adults that are committed to transforming our community and traveling on a journey of self-discovery and vocational discernment. We want to partner with your organization through our Fellows to help you accomplish your mission and transform our community.
Coalition for Kids
The Coalition for Kids mission is to help children grow in wisdom and stature, and in the favor of God and man based on Luke 2:52. The Coalition is a faith-based, non-profit, that works with children in afterschool care operating at 7 different sites with 55 staff in the Johnson City area. Their daily focus is homework help and completion, enrichment activities, intentional reading and comprehension, serving snack and dinner and providing a spiritual guideline. The Coalition provides its own transportation for all participants as well as full scholarships making it free of charge for families making them accessible to any family that needs quality childcare. Their goal is to give children a safe place after-school with the support of a family dynamic.
This Fellow will serve as a Site Director, planning and implementing programs that build effective relationships with staff, children, partners, and parents to fulfill the ministry and mission of Coalition For Kids.
First Christian Church - Johnson City
Fist Christian Church is a vibrant community of people who are serious about living the Christian life. Faith matters here. So does love, the kind of love that overflows into our East Tennessee neighborhood--and from here into the whole world through our involvement in missions around the globe. We are, in every sense, a church on purpose. Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples.
This Fellow will serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Welcome and Involvement team, assisting staff with communication, tasks, facility scheduling, and other administrative work.
Appalachian Christian Camp
Camp ACC is a non-denominational Christian Summer Camp for youth entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Camp ACC provides the perfect environment to escape the overwhelming lives our young people find themselves in, and the programs provide the teaching of God's love in a unique and life-changing way. Located in a beautiful wooded setting at the base of the Unaka Mountains, students and adults alike are able to leave their world behind to experience God's love in a fun and exciting way that cannot be found anywhere else.
The Fellow serving here will be help to maintain the facilities and grounds throughout the year and serve as a counselor during the summer months.
Contribution & Connection
Since the Fellow will be at your organization for eleven months, it will give you a chance to invest in someone that will has the potential to make a long-term impact in your organization. They will bring a greater capacity for you to achieve your mission. As part of a community of Fellows, they will be connected to other organizations that have a similar goal as yours, but pursue it from a different direction. Our hope is that they will provide your organization with a deeper connection to like-minded organizations in our community to prevent people and issues from falling through the cracks of our society.
Screened & Selected
Once we have accepted a Fellow, they will have the chance to identify their top choice of organizations to serve with during the year. Each organization will also have the opportunity to interview the potential Fellows that have selected that organization. The final decision on which Fellow works at your organization will be a conversation between all three parties.
Committed & Equipped
Our Fellows will make a commitment to serve for the entire year, it’s part of the selection process. There will be a network of support around them to encourage and inspire them, keeping them grounded in your mission. A component of the Fellowship is to invest in each of the young adults through curriculum intentionally designed to help them better understand themselves, prepare them for the workplace, and equip them to be a valuable part of your organization.
While it is not free to participate, we do ask each organization to contribute $11,000 to host a Fellow at your organization. These funds help Interyear to provide for the basic necessities of housing and food, a living stipend, and invest in their development through training and retreats.
We require each organization to provide Interyear with a full job description for each position. This ensures that you, the Fellow, and Interyear have the best information to help them succeed in their role and provide accountability regarding their performance. This will ensure that, as an organization, you can measure their impact and we will have confidence that it will be a meaningful experience during their service.
Every Friday, all of our Fellows will not work at our partner organizations. They will participate in a Day of Discernment together that is a crucial part of their formation. The Fellows will spend that time in conversation related to their study materials, take spiritual retreats, and meet with mentors. We also ask for some personal days so they can take advantage of opportunities that may arise throughout the year.