Young Leaders Access Program

The Young Leaders Access Program 2021

The Young Leaders Access Program is a year-long program that prepares young people, 18 to 26, to become leaders of change in their communities through leadership development, global citizenship, self-awareness, and vision planning. Throughout the whole year, YLP team, mentors, and mentees all work together to impact communities through innovative ideas and concrete projects, hence truly accomplishing the purpose of Local Change Through Global Exchange®.

The Young Leaders Access Program 2021

Given the situation with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, the Young Leaders Access Program team is implementing the program to fully virtual by through e-modules, Zoom discussions, and virtual one-on-one learning between mentors and mentees.

Young Leaders Access Program 2021 begins with the Community Needs Assessment, a 2-month community needs a mapping project that prepares young people to better understand their own local community. After the community needs assessment, Young Leaders participate in a 3-month intensive Virtual Program that helps them become leaders of positive change in their communities. After Virtual Learning, participants spend 7 months developing their action plans with support from alumni mentors.

Eligibility

Young Leaders Must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their community;
  • Identify an issue in their community to address;
  • Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the program (July 1, 2021);
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Commit to completing the Community Needs Assessment over the summer, attending the 3-months Virtual Learning program, and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project;
  • Have access to email and internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Program alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program;
  • Adhere to Young Leaders Access Program graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program);

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the Young Leaders Access Program are encouraged to follow the link below to apply:

Click here to Apply

Deadline: 1st March 2021

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