Appalachian Transition Fellows

Appalachian Transition Fellows tour mine site. Photo by Catherine Moore

Encouraging a new generation of Appalachian leaders while working to diversify the regional economy? That is the goal of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship Program. The first class of Fellows, fourteen young people from throughout the region, recently started working with nonprofits, governments and businesses in six states on projects that create jobs and livelihoods. Mountain Talk host Mimi Pickering spoke with Kierra Sims from the Highlander Center, which is coordinating the program and mentoring the Fellows, and with Fellows Joshua Outsey, Mae Humiston, and Eric Dixon.

For more on the program and this year’s Appalachian Transition Fellows check out this article in Yes Magazine.

 

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