It’s that time again! We are now accepting applications for our summer magazine program! The Foxfire Fellowship is an eight-week, intensive fellowship for up 10 high-school-aged students living in Rabun County, with extracurricular projects throughout the academic year. The program will offer instruction and experiential learning opportunities that academically challenges its students. Additionally, the program will work to encourage and promote post-secondary education and post-secondary vocation options. Admission to the program will be limited to all permanent Rabun County residents, aged 14-18, who are incoming freshmen to incoming seniors in public, private, or homeschool environments.

The focus of the program’s curriculum will be the documentation of Southern Appalachian culture, contributing to the development of The Foxfire Magazine, with additional opportunities for students to pursue other interests related to Foxfire’s mission and guiding principles. Among those additional opportunities is a capstone project in which each student will choose a heritage skill such as blacksmithing, weaving, or woodworking at which she or he will apprentice and work towards a final product to present to the community.

Students participating in this program will be expected to contribute 24 hours per week for the duration of the eight-week program. Students will receive a stipend of $8/hour for their work. Students will also be required to complete 30 hours of service per academic semester for the organization. Those service hours are unpaid.

The program will be overseen by Foxfire’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, its Executive Director, and a magazine advisor and will include field trips and other amazing learning moments for students. To apply, pick up an application HERE and submit to by 5pm May 1st, 2019!

• Student must be full-time resident of Rabun County, Georgia
• Student must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and currently enrolled in a high school or homeschool
• Student must complete worker’s permit if below the age of 16
• Student must be available for the duration of the program or prepared to make up hours after the end of the program if time is missed
• Application must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Overview of program:
• Program begins Monday, June 10 and runs until Thursday, August 2, 2019
• Program runs 9 am until 4 pm daily, Monday through Thursday; students will receive a 1 hour, unpaid lunch break
• Students will be compensated for up to 24 hours per week for each week of the program at an hourly rate of $8/hr
• Students will be required to conduct at least two in-person interviews. The students will then learn how to transcribe and edit the interviews to provide content for the Foxfire Magazine. Each student will be asked to write two publishable articles.
• In addition to the writing program, students will have the opportunity to participate in a heritage skill of their choice. This apprenticeship will be conducted as part of their weekly duties. Crafts offered include weaving, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, broom making, and more!
• Students who complete the Foxfire Fellowship are eligible to apply for college scholarships in their senior year.