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FFI | Alumni Movement

 

Current Alumni Opportunities

Be an Alumni Leader!

Being an Alumni Leader is the most challenging opportunity that FFI offers for Alumni. In this role, Alumni travel to FFI HQ to help lead first-year programs, community engagement, curriculum development, and more. This role requires leading the team from the time they wake up in the morning through their debrief at night. Alumni Leaders are responsible for getting the team to their activities in a timely manner, encouraging full engagement, modeling appropriate behavior, and supporting them throughout. Alumni Leaders are essential to a successful first-year program! This is NOT easy, but it is extremely rewarding.

We are currently recruiting alumni for the 2022 summer program season!

All flights, accommodation, and basic meals during your time here are paid for by FFI!

 

The FFI journey doesn't end with the first program

Our alumni are our strongest asset. Alumni engagement has been a core component of FFI’s success over the last several years. In 2012, we brought back our first alumni to the United States to assist with programs. By the end of 2021, we will have brought back over 40 alumni as program counselors and interns, with more coming every year.


Unlike other organizations that work with youth, we keep our door open for any young people who have ever participated. We offer varied engagement levels, from subscribing to our email list to the highly rigorous senior training program.

If you are interested in connecting with them, please contact our Special Projects Coordinator, Amelia Burke, at amelia@ff.international

 

Alumni Involvement

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Seminar Trainers

Alumni Trainers are an important part of the Friends Forever International programs. They primarily help with the Team Building Seminars that take place in the participants' home countries. Their work centers on leading workshops, activities, guiding 1st-year participants, and working with other alumni during seminars. Alumni Trainers are uniquely qualified to help 1st-year participants navigate the introductory parts of the FFI Program.

Alumni Leaders

Being an Alumni Leader is the most challenging opportunity that FFI offers for Alumni. In this role, Alumni travel to FFI HQ to help lead first-year programs, community engagement, curriculum development, and more. This role requires leading the team from the time they wake up in the morning through their debrief at night. Alumni Leaders are responsible for getting the team to their activities in a timely manner, encouraging full engagement, modeling appropriate behavior, and supporting them throughout. Alumni Leaders are essential to a successful first-year program! This is NOT easy, but it is extremely rewarding.

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Alumni Fellowships

Friends Forever International has created several Fellowships to help our alumni continue to grow their impact and create change in their communities. Fellowships can take many forms, including named fellowships, which are more rigidly defined, and alumni-driven fellowships, which are more independently designed. Alumni Fellows typically travel to FFI HQ to help lead first-year programs, community engagement, curriculum development, and more. Having alumni as leaders throughout the program shows the participants how involvement can continue long after their FFI year has ended.

Alumni Movement: Online

Using Google Classroom and other virtual tools, FFI manages a wide array of activities and connections for alumni.

If you are an FFI alumnus and would like to get involved, contact Amelia or sign-up directly for the google classroom.

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Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassador positions are a way for alumni to engage in the international community. Alumni Ambassadors are exceptional alumni who devote their own time to raising awareness about FFI and our mission. They work with other alumni and partner organizations to increase engagement at all points of the program.

Alumni Projects

One of FFI's foremost goals is for the lessons of the program to last for a lifetime. Past participants have created a variety of community service projects following their experiences in the United States. We strongly support and encourage the development of self-directed alumni peace-building initiatives.

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Alumni Advanced Training Program

This high-level leadership program for our most engaged and advanced alumni is focused on social justice and includes a trip to our Gulf Coast region. Alumni travel to New Orleans to meet with community members, practice facilitating workshops, and work with their teammates to develop the Global Alumni Movement.

Curriculum Development

Our alumni work closely with FFI staff during their fellowships and training to improve and expand the ever-evolving FFI Curriculum.