Young Leaders Program
The Young Leaders Program strives to challenge young leaders across the world to address problems facing their communities in the areas of education, health and economic security. We train and invest in their leadership through four programs: The Alumni Ventures Fund, the Community Leaders in Africa Internship Program, the Young Leaders Conference and the Young Leaders Access Program.
About the program
What is it
The Young Leaders Program, which includes the Alumni Ventures Fund, the Community Leaders in Africa Program, the Young Leaders Conference and the Young Leaders Access Program, strives to challenge participants in overcoming problems facing their communities of interest.
Rooted in the principle of Local Change Through Global Exchange®, the Young Leaders Program ensures that young leaders have the necessary skills to face local and global issues and to act as changemakers. These skills come through workshops and discussions surrounding leadership, vision
planning, cultural competency, and global citizenship.
Young Leaders Opportunities
What We Offer
Young Leaders Fellowship
A year-long training program open to young leaders from across the world who have identified and are committed to solving a community challenge in the areas of health, education, and economic security through project-building and close mentorship.
Young Leaders Conference
A three-day conference where young leaders from the same geographical region congregate to dissect the prevailing challenges in their community and collaborate in solving them through leveraging regional networks facilitated by MCW Global.
Community Leaders in Africa Internship
A three-four month culturally immersive internship working on community development projects in health, education, and/or economic security at one of MCW Global’s affiliate organizations in Africa (Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia).
Alumni Ventures Fund
A professional mentorship and seed grant opportunity offered to alumni of the above programs to scale their existing community development work in health, education, and/or economic security projects.