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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 partnership of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and the Baltimore Jewish community.
REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be entering their junior year of high school in the fall of 2017, and residing or attending school in Maryland’s 7th congressional district (http://cummings.house.gov).
Applicants must be able to commit to the program for two years. Please note that all ECYP programming is provided at no-charge to admitted fellows.
ECYP ALUMNI Over the past 18 years, the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel (ECYP) has achieved tremendous success. Over 200 participants have completed the program! Our graduates have gone on to higher education and successful careers. Examples include a CNN news anchor, commercial airline pilot, Peace Corps volunteer, United States Naval Officer, entrepreneur in early childhood education programming and investment banker.
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
Acquire leadership skills
Travel abroad to Israel
Build new friendships
Become a community leader and activist
Obtain a better understanding of self
Develop public speaking skills
Receive service-learning hours
Receive support throughout college application process
Receive support throughout college experience
HOW YOU WILL LEARN ECYP promotes a hands-on approach to learning. Fellows will have ample opportunity to interact with various community leaders, facilitators and guest speakers. In addition to monthly training sessions, ECYP fellows perform community service throughout the year as middle school mentors to increase awareness of the community and provide the opportunity to serve.