This week Jackson Free Press editor Donna Ladd begins a three-year stint as a fellow in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Community Leadership Network:
This group of 120 community-based established and emerging leaders will develop their leadership skills over the three years of the fellowship with the overall aim of helping vulnerable children and their families achieve optimal health and well-being, access to good food, academic achievement and financial security.
To address the issues associated with poverty and racial inequity, the cohort of fellows is composed of an inclusive, intergenerational mix of voices drawn from the community and whose work will be done in the community.
As part of her fellowship, Ladd aims to develop a template for youth media projects around the country that enable underprivileged kids to report on their communities and tell their own stories.