YAMM Site Placement Partnership
Young Adult Missional Movement (YAMM) is an 11-month fellowship for young adults at the intersection of social justice, spirituality and community. In the YAMM program, young adults work full-time in professional positions. YAMM Fellows are energetic, committed and capable; they want to make a difference. Working with a YAMM Fellow is an opportunity to expand the capacity of your organization.
By partnering with organizations like yours, we provide Fellows with a hands-on learning experience. YAMM is a program for young adults who want to develop skills for a lifelong commitment to community, peace, justice and equity. YAMM Fellows receive housing, transportation, food, support for health and wellness, and a small stipend. They receive active support from the YAMM Director and The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. During their program year, YAMM Fellows also make commitments to community building and spiritual exploration. Fellows are also required to attend three retreats and set aside time for intentional community living. The YAMM Director helps Fellows establish the rhythm of their life together, and can answer any questions you may have about how the YAMM schedule will mesh with your work schedule.
- YAMM Fellows are energetic and committed young adults, equipped to work in cross-cultural settings.
- Fellows bring training in facilitation, communication, conflict resolution and anti-oppression work.
- Fellows bring connections to other local organizations, through the network of relationships Fellows build with housemates and the wider United Methodist community.
- YAMM provides Fellows with a context for reflection and support, which strengthens their contribution to your organization’s work.
- Partnering with YAMM provides a low-cost, full-time Fellow who has been recruited and screened by YAMM and selected by your organization through an interview process.
- The cost to host a YAMM Fellow is $18,000 investment for roughly 11 months (early late August to late July). This may be paid upfront, divided into monthly or quarterly installments. This site placement fee helps YAMM offset the expense of providing Fellows with direct support (such as rent and utilities, a food and transportation stipend, etc.). It also helps YAMM pay for staffing and programmatic expenses (such as orientation, retreats, leadership development and skill-building, etc.).
- Your organization will need to provide whatever initial onboarding that you provide other employees.
- Your organization will need to provide ongoing supervision and mentoring for the YAMM Fellow. We find it works best for an assigned supervisor to meet with the Fellow weekly to answer questions and help orient and guide them for success.
- You may need to provide any equipment that you require for whatever task you assign to the Fellow (such as a car or laptop).
(Fellow application/interview dates are subject to change. We will keep this page updated as changes are made)
- December 1- February 1: Agencies apply to become a YAMM site placement (application here).
- April 15: YAMM Fellow applications due.
- April 22 – May 16: YAMM staff interview and select Fellows, assigning them to each city.
- May 20 – June 5: Site placement agencies interview YAMM candidates and rank their top choices.
- June 7: Sites let YAMM know ranking and top choices.
- By June 14: Fellows are assigned to a site placement agency.
- By June 21: Fellows, Agencies, and YAMM sign contracts.
- July or August: Orientation meeting for site placement agency supervisors with YAMM staff.
- Late August: YAMM Orientation for all Fellows.
- September: YAMM Fellows begin work placement.