Saturday, August 22, 2009

APS Launches Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced the launch of the Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship (YPLF).

According to Gretchen Moody, APS Director of Education, "The YPLF’s purpose is to seek out and engage the most enthusiastic youth stamp collectors. Each Fellow chooses a particular track (Dealer, Author, or Exhibitor) in which he/she will complete a number of projects related to their track of choice. Throughout the course of the year, the YPLF brings each Fellow to two annual APS summer stamp shows, the winter APS AmeriStamp Expo, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and the American Philatelic Center. Aside from experiencing these exciting shows and centers of American philately, the Fellows work with a number of volunteer adult mentors in order to successfully finish the various projects within the Fellowship tracks."

Shown here, the YPLF’s first three Fellows — James Chenevert, Jimmy Tian and Melissa Stanton — who were officially introduced during the APS General Membership Meeting at the 2009 StampShow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held earlier this month.

For more information on the Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship and how you can become involved, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM