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Participation Agreement

The Napier Initiative is more than a financial awards program. The Napier Initiative is a relational program which links students with Pilgrim Place elders whose lifetime of experience in social justice work has an affinity with the student's proposed project. The relationships which develop over the year can be life affirming and long lasting. The Napier Initiative has established a set of expectations for a Napier Fellow.


I understand that in applying to the Napier Initiative, I am agreeing to fully embrace the mentoring experience and to participate in all aspects of the program. This includes:


               Initial Meeting of Fellows and Napier Leadership: 

                                        Saturday Afternoon, October 22, 2022


               Meetings with Mentors: Saturday Morning, October 29th, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon

               Matched Fellows and mentors are held at mutually agreed times throughout the year.     


               Presentation of Proposals for Pilgrim Place residents and interested members of the community. —                                     to be determined


               February/March 2023 — Interviews with the Selection Team 


               Celebration of Napier Fellows and Awardees — to be determined


I agree to be publicly profiled as a Napier Fellow in future Napier publications and on the Napier website.


I will indemnify and hold harmless Pilgrim Place and the Napier Initiative and each of their officers, partners, employees or agents from and against any and all demands, debts, liens, claims, loss, damage, liability, costs, expenses, judgments, or obligations, actions or cause of actions, including the payment of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs for or in connection with injury or damage (including, but not limited to, death) to any person or property resulting from or in any way connected with the performance of my participation in this program. 

All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of California, county of Los Angeles.  The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures.  Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees.  Any such arbitration shall be conducted by an arbitrator with at least 10 years’ experience in contract law, and shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing.


To be signed by the college representative and student when nominations are forwarded to Pilgrim Place.  

Napier Initiative

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