For F4R™ Participants

Help Build Resilience in Your Community: Become an F4R™ Participant

F4R™ provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • Build skills in data collection and visualization, community engagement, and FEW Nexus content knowledge
  • Identify meaningful actions, generate innovative solutions, and support them through evidence-based discussion
  • Lead your community in resilience and systems thinking
  • Recognize the providers of critical lifeline resources in your community
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What it takes

Each cohort of participants has the opportunity to complete the following activities:

  • 40 hours of training and learning
  • Open-source data collection and entry
  • Face-to-face work sessions, field experiences, and interviews with community stakeholders
  • Contribution to Stewardship Action Plans and Community Reports

Participants can be citizen scientists, students, interns, staff members, community leaders and/or FEW providers. Participants are recognized as experts of their own community and are expected to bring ideas, connections, and data to the table. Participants will explore and research personal, community, and national FEW systems, contribute to a database of local FEW providers, and identify meaningful actions and opportunities for improving resilience in their community.

How to get involved

Recruit or Identify a Facilitator in Your Community

F4R™ is looking for Beta testing communities across the U.S. Each community implementing F4R™ must have a local facilitator who completes the F4R™ Facilitator training prior to implementation. The Facilitator can be a citizen volunteer, a staff member of public, private, or non-profit organizations, or a faculty member/instructor at a community college or university. Reach out to your local organizations, let them know about F4R™, and identify a potential facilitator near you.

Learn more about becoming an F4R Facilitator here.

Purchase the F4R™ Curriculum Book

This text is a guide for participants in the F4R™ process. It contains suggested activities and content that promote learning, research, and action focused on supply chains. It includes key references, activities, and visual intended to help promote systems thinking, collaborative problem solving, and productive discourse through engagement between and leadership by community stakeholders. It is intended for a diverse set of participants and includes material ranging from introductory to expert. See resources below, purchase the text at the Lulu Bookstore, or learn more here.

Note that if you are planning to be an F4R™ Facilitator/Instructor, then you will receive a copy of this text during the mandatory F4R Facilitator Training.

Contact us

For questions, to request support materials for starting F4R™, or to be added to our mailing list, then please contact us HERE.

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