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WHAT IS ECYP?

The Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel is an elite two-year leadership fellowship for high school students in Baltimore.

Our Fellows lead their generation by gaining first-hand cross-cultural knowledge and skill. Our efforts are infused with the desire to further historic African-American and Jewish bonds.

OUR MISSION

To invest in promising teens from Maryland’s 7th congressional district and prepare them to serve as open-minded leaders with the skills, community ties, and global exposure critical to success in a diverse society.  Our efforts are infused with the spirit of bridge-building exemplified by the longstanding relationship between Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and the Baltimore Jewish community.

OUR THREE-STEP APPROACH

Hands-on leadership enhancement workshops after school and during the summer. Fellows build life management skills, global awareness, and social/political activism skills.

After the first year of ECYP, Cummings’ Fellows travel to Israel over the summer for one month. Fellows are paired with Israeli teens of African and European ancestry.

Upon returning from Israel, Fellows put their leadership skills to the test. Fellows speak in their communities about the importance of diversity and mentor middle school students.

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