Former Public Allies Teaching Fellow Receives Change-Maker Award

Public Allies Change-Maker Award Winners 2006

Public Allies alumni are part of a dynamic and growing national network of diverse young leaders committed to a lifetime of working for community and social change. This year Public Allies recognized outstanding program graduates for their life’s work in social change, and for exemplifying the five Public Allies values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, a focus on assets, continuous learning, and integrity.

Mentoring Young People

Sarah Ballard – Public Allies Fellowship at Eagle Rock School, Class of 2005

“Public Allies got me back on track with social change and activism. Eagle Rock exposed me to the power teaching has on young people.”

Sarah Ballard is using her Public Allies experiences to develop and highlight the assets of young people in Louisville. Sarah currently develops and oversees a mentoring program in a Louisville housing project through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her work has enabled hundreds of young people to connect with and have meaningful relationships with thoughtful and caring adult mentors. Sarah attributes much of her success to her learning and practice of the values of community participation, inclusion and collaboration. Sarah also has a special interest in using her teaching, youth development, and fine arts background to help more women claim their power through art therapy.


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