The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program provides support and professional development for those who work with youth during non-school hours. Youth development occurs wherever youth are—from the typical places like the Boys and Girls Club, City Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters and city recreation centers, to less obvious locations like the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cuyahoga County Public Library and The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Treu-Mart Fellows provide support for youth in each of these organizations and so many more.

Treu-Mart Fellows are professionals who:

  • See the strengths and gifts in youth
  • Commit themselves to providing youth the support they need to thrive
  • Work with youth during out-of-school-time in the Greater Cleveland area
  • Seek to continually learn and develop their own skills and talents
  • Are recognized as leaders in their organizations

Participants in the Fellowship are provided with the following benefits:

  • Quality professional development based on concepts of resiliency and youth development
  • Services of a coach
  • Participation in Fellow directed problem-solving sessions
  • A network of support from other professionals engaged in similar work

The Fellowship was designed to build upon the talents and skills of the Fellows. Fellowship staff is committed to providing youth professionals with the support they need to succeed.

As the executive director of someone who has gone through this Fellowship, let me offer my voice that this training has been invaluable. His leadership skills have grown tremendously thanks to the resiliency teachings, and I know our organization will continue to reap the benefits of this process for a very long time.

— Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, Executive Director, Near West Theatre

Supporting the big picture

With the support of the Treu-Mart Fund, Fellows like Ben Hughes are able to keep the bigger picture in focus. Read more about the Treu-Mart Fund.

View the Treu-Mart Fellow cohorts.