Brief The Fellowship Initiative in Context: Applying a Positive Youth Development Framework
Margery Austin Turner, Marla McDaniel
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The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) is a multiyear program developed by JPMorgan Chase to expand opportunities for young men of color. TFI’s mission is to help young men acquire the skills, knowledge, experience, networks, and other resources they need to succeed academically and professionally. Students apply when they are in the 9th grade; programming begins the summer before their sophomore year and extends through the summer before they enter college. TFI fellows also receive support throughout college. This brief summarizes TFI’s theoretical underpinnings, the activities and supports it provides, and how it compares with other programs and initiatives aimed at helping young people access and succeed in college.

Research Areas Children and youth
Tags Youth development