Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 21, 2012

Two gain youth fellowships


The Herald-Tribune

BATESVILLE — Stacey Cornett, Community Mental Health Center Inc. Intensive Youth Services director and Systems of Care co-project and clinical director, and Paula Goodpaster, Ripley County Local Coordinating Council Against Substance Abuse coordinator, are among 25 executives from youth-serving organizations from across Indiana who have been selected for the 2012 Executive Journey Fellowship. 

In response to a growing need for ongoing professional and personal renewal in the field of youth work, the fellowship was created in 2002 by Leadership and Renewal Outfitters and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc.

It provides Indiana’s youth workers greater opportunities to bring more meaning to their lives and make stronger commitments to the field of youth work. 

“This fellowship is about renewing individuals, which leads to renewing organizations and, ultimately, to renewing the entire field of youth work,” says Tom Plake, Executive Journey Fellowship leader.

Each of the 25 participants will attend a series of residential retreats designed to create new ways of thinking about and practicing youth work within existing systems and youth programs. Fellowship participants will be awarded individual renewal scholarships, and be supported to make a difference.