Designed and perfected through consultations with experts and changemakers from across six continents, our mentorship programme, Becoming a Changemaker, will help you discover your purpose, fulfil your potential and create the change you wish to see.
As a participant in the programme, you will be paired with a mentor who is an experienced changemaker and who will guide you through our carefully designed five-part mentorship journey.
Over the course of twelve weeks and with the support of your mentor, you will be equipped with tools, skills, knowledge and understanding to be the change you wish to see. You will also have the opportunity to directly apply what you have learned by being mentored in the planning and creation of your own social impact project!
Through the programme you will learn about your unique strengths, values and story and how this connects to your purpose and the change you want to create.
You will develop skills such as leadership, planning, communications, networking and many more. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other like minded changemakers from around the world as well as attend regular meet-ups with expert guests.
There are limited spots available, apply now!
"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability in you than you see in yourself
- then helps to bring it out of you." - Bob Proctor
We start with sessions designed to help you get to know yourself - your story, your values, your strengths - and understand how this connects to the change you want to create in your community.
Empathy is a critical skill for any leader. In this chapter, you will learn about the different kinds of empathy and how to practice it as well as receive tools to use it to understand and develop solutions to challenges.
With a deepened understanding of the challenge you wish to address, it’s time to create or expand on ideas for solutions. In this chapter your mentor will guide you through activities to map out existing solutions, find gaps and create effective ways to use your unique experience to contribute to a better world.
After developing your ideas, it’s time to put them into practice as a project. In this chapter, your mentor will help you practically understand how to do so. You will learn about recruiting and managing a team, communicating your idea to different stakeholders, fundraising, planning, and other topics.
Last but not least, you’ll learn to persist. Being a changemaker working to make a difference is challenging and it can be very demanding. In this chapter, you will learn to take care of yourself and your team members, to deal with unexpected situations, and to make your project sustainable.
The mentorship Journey
$7,5 per week
The programme runs for 12 weeks
Open to anyone aged 15-22 from anywhere in the world
All sessions are conducted online
Full and partial scholarships available
Each applicant will receive our Self Knowledge for Social Impact workbook
Each participant will receive a curated programme workbook
Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion.
Application fee: $10
Programme cost: $90
(only for those selected to participate)
what participants had to say
“Applying to GCM Mentorship helped me to identify my personal values and goals to create a project based on past experience and overcoming hardships. So if anyone is thinking about applying to the GCM Mentorship program, I highly recommend it. It is one of the best programs that I had to find out my personal goals and my life.”
- James Paek, Mentee 2021
“Even if you don't feel very confident, trust yourself and give it a try because the program will make you discover a lot of things that you really haven't thought about yourself.”
- Raquel Jardim, Mentee 2021
“Global Changemakers Mentorship program has helped me to view the world in more than one perspective by firstly encouraging me to reflect on stories that build who I am today and figure out values one truly holds, not to mention the societal cause that I hope to further contribute in, in hope to make the world a better place as a global citizen. Strongly encourage you if you are on this fruitful journey.”
- Yei Ti Lee, Mentee 2021
"Before starting this program, I knew I wanted to focus on education as a tangible tool to empower youth, but the when, where, or how were still blurry. This program helped me narrow down our scope while putting my ideas on paper and empathizing with our students. Most importantly, it introduced me to a thriving community of changemakers, whom I now consider dear friends, and was the first step to receiving a grant to make STEM in a box a reality."
- Maria, Mentee 2020
"I'm thrilled to express my great gratitude following my completion of first mentorship cycle at GCM. I joined GCM as a mentee because my goal was to widen my Network Hub. There's power in Networking. After two months within my learning process with GCM, my mentor exposed my potential, talents and ability and I built genuine trust in myself as a sound mentee. Knowledge investment through GCM mentorship program has made me champion my project of Making SRH services available (MSSA) with support from NDI Malawi. I am recommending this mentorship program to my fellow youths elsewhere to join it. Those who will not have access to scholarships for this program, I encourage you to still apply as you look for resources for the program."
- Sylvester, Mentee 2019