Since the inception of the program in 2007, the Fellows of the Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program have chosen a community service project to plan and complete each year to give back to the community. This year, the program has decided that instead of focusing on one singular project for the year, fellows will work on a community initiative that will serve the community year-round.
For the first year of the community initiative, the 2018-19 fellows have developed a Social Media Campaign that will raise awareness about different issues affecting the Cherokee community. These issues include: childhood cancer prevention, breast cancer awareness, Alzheimer’s disease awareness, second-hand smoke awareness, missing and murdered Indigenous women, keeping the language, endometriosis awareness, alcohol awareness, and mental health awareness.
Every month, Fellows will share valuable information via Instagram (@jones.bowman.lap) and Twitter (@Jones_BowmanLAP) about how these issues affect our community.
The 2018-2019 Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program Fellows are: Michael Thompson, Chloe Blythe, Faith Long, Shana Lambert, Rebecca Griffith, Erin Teesateskie, and Sharlotte Queen-Jackson. #restoringculture&community
Activities for the Jones-Bowman Leadership Award program are made possible through funding from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation for the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute, a department of the Cherokee Boys Club.
– Chloe Blythe, Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program Fellow