Innovator Fellowship

Innovator Fellowship
The Innovator Fellowship Program at North High School engages high school junior and senior students
in the deeper exploration of career paths beyond the traditional classroom. Students work to develop
passion driven concepts through a project-based, collaborative learning partnership within a
multidisciplinary community of creative thinkers. Each fellow creates a vision for an innovative project
and works with the Innovator Fellowship Coordinators and members of the Jake’s Cafe creative
community to develop their personal identity, and carry out their unique project.

History

The IF Program was developed in 2013 by Jason Bull and Jay Johnson in partnership with Jake's Cafe as a way to give students an experience beyond North High school that would inspire them and help them grow their skills. Its goal is to help students, "Dream Big" and bring those dreams to fruition. The program has been funded through partnerships with North High School, SASD, Acuity and the Kohler Foundation.

Participation

In order to participate in the Innovator Fellowship, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Students must complete the preliminary application process by May 16th, of the year prior to the experience.
    • If selected for an interview, students must present their project proposal to the IF committee with examples of their previous related work.
    • Students must submit a resume.
    • Students must submit a budget proposal.
    • Students must be in good academic standing, have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, and pass all classes, or write a letter of appeal, explaining why the committee should consider your application.
    • Students must attend North High School.
    • Students must complete two faculty recommendations.
    • Students must have signed parent or Guardian permission.

Logistics

Students who are accepted into the IF program develop projects at Jake's Cafe. Students spend 1-2 hours at the cafe, in a dedicated creative space, each school day working on developing and implementing their projects. Fellows earn credits towards graduation and can also earn Honors credits. We have had fellows create...
A food program for needy children
A mural for the Above and Beyond museum
A Sheboygan county coloring book
A literacy program
A program for children of domestic violence
Art installations
Environmental fashion
A Children's book on depression
A documentary on what it means to be a women
An original play on "coming out"
An environmental recycling program
Original music
A peace project
Original creative writing
A documentary on depression/anxiety
A food stand

Applications are due in May 16th.
Please use Dochub.com to type your application

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Innovator Fellowship Coordinator

Jay Johnson
jjohnson@sasd.net

Innovator Fellowship Coordinator

Ashley Magray
amagray@sasd.net

Jake's Cafe Mentor

Tryg Jacobson

A Creative Community

Jake's Cafe

Innovator Fellows


Emily Fisher - Environmentalism (book installation for children) April 29th, 4pmMaywood
Hannah Persick 
- Fostering (film) May 20th, 6pmUW-Green Bay/ Sheboygan
Carolyne Van deventer 
- Adaptive Surfing (instructive course for individuals with disabilities )July 30th/31st (there will be a rain date) North Beach
Stella Revelis 
- Mental Health (podcast) June 4th - tentative TBD

Josh Ammons
William Soik

Madison Roth

Sarah Vang

Jackson Pond (Sheboygan Reads)
Yiling Sun
(Website about recycling in Sheboygan)
Treasure Wray
(Fashion line inspired by music)
Cadi Zhang
(Addressing Food waste and food scarcity affecting local children)
Hannah Braatz
from South High (Art installation of chairs that have been painted to reflect local cultures)

Chloe Bohn (Short film about children in homes facing domestic violence)
Maddie Green
(Happiness Project to fund downtown mural)
Chrissy McAtee
(Art installation about addiction)
Kiana Yang
(Pop up restaurant)

Isabell Wills (Fashion inspired by endangered species)
Noelle Wills
(What's Wrong with Weathergirl? A children's book about emotions)
Dalinee Vang 
Mackenzie Madden (Short film about panic and anxiety)

Caoilfhinn Rawerdink (Book of short stories)
Katherine English  (Color Me Sheboygan coloring book)
Panhou Lee (Wedding dress and spoken word installation)
Mary Grabne
r (Music Peace Project)

Read more about our fellows

Liz Johnson (Short film about feminism)
Chad Matha (Musical about coming out experience)
Kyle Smith (Music)

Previous Projects

Sheboygan Area School District North High School. Photo of a student working on Innovator Fellows project.
Sheboygan Area School District North High School. Photo of North High School student working on Innovator Fellows project.