The NBCCF Minority Fellowship Program Turns 10!
Over the last 10 years, the NBCC Foundation has had the honor of awarding 899 fellowships to counselors and counselors-in-training across the nation. Awardees are not only MFP Fellows but also quickly become part of the NBCC Foundation family. We are grateful to have been a part of their journey. We have celebrated successes and provided opportunities for professional growth for fellows in the counseling community.
On Thursday, June 1, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the NBCC Foundation’s MFP. The monumental event included current fellows, over 100 MFP alumni, and NBCC and NBCCF board members. Celebrants participated in reunions, networking, a photo booth, and a dance party.
Raphael Fredric Samson, a 2015 fellow, returned to Symposium as an MFP alumnus and presenter. After attending the celebration and Symposium, Raphael shared, “It was such a privilege to be back and given the platform to present on topics that highlight not only minority mental health but the journey and struggle of workers in the field.”
The NBCC Foundation strives to cultivate lifelong relationships with fellows, supporting them beyond the award year as they continue the work of bridging the gap in access to mental health services for minority populations. Speaking about his time with the Foundation as a fellow, presenter, and volunteer, Raphael shared that “the NBCC Foundation has been instrumental not only in my career but in the careers of others and the countless people they serve.”
We are grateful to those who had the vision to bring the MFP to NBCC over 10 years ago. This program has changed and continues to change lives and transform communities. Thank you to the volunteers who contribute to the program’s success by serving as reviewers and mentors.