impact your community!
Earn $5,000 in funding to
impact your community!
Develop an out-of-the-box idea and get the tools you need to make it happen.
WHAT IS THE DRAGON KIM FELLOWSHIP?
Actually, this is more than a typical fellowship. Much more. It’s a seven month, hands-on leadership training and mentoring program designed to help you lead and launch your social impact idea from start to finish.
If money wasn’t an issue, what kind of service project would you launch to help out your community?
You’re a great fit for the fellowship if you:
- Are currently enrolled as a high school student in California
- Have an idea for addressing a need or problem in your community
- Have a passion or talent you want to use to empower others
- Want to learn and implement the ins and outs of running a business
- Collaborate well with others
- Can attend (3) leadership training weekends and are available to launch your project next summer
but wait!…There’s more! Check out our Annual Dragon Challenge
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to apply?
Nothing! This is a 100% sponsor-based program. It’s free to apply and free to participate.
How many people can apply per project idea?
You may apply alone, in a group of two, or a group of three. Applications who apply alone are strongly encouraged to find a project partner, as our program can be very time consuming.
Do my project partners have to come from the same school?
As long as they are also high school students, project partners can be from any school! You may also apply with siblings or family friends.
I have multiple ideas. Can I apply more than once?
You may, but we recommend focusing on one project idea that is connected to your deepest passion.
My project idea will support a community outside of the USA. Is this okay?
Unfortunately, all our donors are based on the United States, so we only support local efforts to improve our communities. You’re welcome to launch a version of your project in the United States, then expand it after completing our Fellowship.
Can my Fellowship project count for service hours?
Absolutely! Our Fellows have used their project for their school service hours, service awards, Going for Gold projects, Eagle Scout projects, and more!
Who can write a recommendation letter for me?
We welcome letters from anyone who had mentored you that is not a direct family member. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, coaches, bosses, pastors, and mentors. Someone who can speak directly about your passion for your project idea would be even better!
Our project has more than three members. Can we still apply?
To apply, your group will need to pick three or less members to lead the project. Those applying to the Fellowship will participate in our training, activities, and mentorship program. Other project members may be included as high school volunteers, but cannot join in Fellowship activities.
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