C.I.T.Y Fellows is an initiative implemented in partnership with Youth Corps members across Nigeria, who are willing to commit their one-year engagement with NYSC, to provide leadership centered trainings for teenagers in schools where they are posted or communities around them, while they are enrolled in self-development trainings and mentorship opportunities. We launched the C.I.T.Y Fellows program in March 2016 and kicked off with the first set of C.I.T.Y fellows in May 2016.
In 2016, we accepted 55 young people from 23 higher institutions into the Fellowship program in which 19 out of the 36 States in Nigeria were represented. The fellows kicked off their trainings in secondary schools in June and had 8 weeks to engage, inspire and educate the teenagers with our proven curriculum.
During this period, the fellows were also enrolled in self-development courses and assigned to mentors who served as guides for their fellowship period.