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
"This program is more than just about developing a social change project or forming useful connections, networks and access to resources. It teaches you the most valuable lessons about yourself and guides you down a path of self discovery, which in this digital media age is a rare but imperative opportunity to take. The way GCM helps mould young people is indescribable and extremely helpful to your overall growth as a person.”
- Sophia Jacobs, South Africa
"Definitely, the idea of young people coming together, cultural exchanges, the space to ideate and share perspectives and peer to peer interaction were highlights from my GCM Journey. These served as key principles in my project too."
- Amrita Brains, India
"A learning experience that expanded my understanding of the world and the problems impacting my community."
- Iyanu, U.S.A.
"The Mentorship Program was truly helpful in guiding me to develop my project. I found every chapter to be helpful and significant to the development of the project. In the early phases, what I learned from the Empathise Chapter allowed me to have a closer perspective about the issue, which was a significant step to make before thinking of the solution."
- Amina Murky, Morocco
"A fulfilling experience which gave me tools towards creating an impactful project."
- Carolina Silvestre, Portugal