APPLY || Global Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2022 MCW
Do not miss out of the currently ongoing Global Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2022 MCW
Deadline: March 13, 2022
The MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2022 is now accepting applications. The Fellowship Program’s goal is to empower young people by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to develop and implement vision plans in the areas of education, health, and economic security.
The Young Leaders Fellowship at MCW Global begins with a Community Needs Assessment – A one-month community needs mapping program that teaches young people aged 18 to 26 from all around the world to better understand their local communities. Young Leaders participate in a one-month intensive Virtual Program after the community needs assessment to help them become leaders of good change in their communities. Participants spend ten months after Virtual Learning completing their action plans with the help of alumni mentors.
- Community Needs Assessment: The Young Leaders Fellowship begins with an intensive community mapping project and community needs assessment, where Young Leaders will be provided with the tools and knowledge to assess their own community. This phase is implemented prior to starting the Virtual Learning, as it will provide the young leaders with a better understanding of the needs of their community.
- Project Development Through Virtual Learning: Participants come to the Young Leaders Fellowship with an idea of a community issue they want to address. Vision planning is the process of transforming passion into a concrete, tangible plan for change. Through online sessions with speakers, discussions, e-modules, and assignments, participants will be able to put their local issues into a larger global context while understanding why they are in a unique position to make a change in their community. Participants will also determine which tools and skills can be applied to an actionable plan.
- Alumni Mentorship & Ongoing Support: To further develop and execute their actionable plans, Young Leaders are paired with alumni mentors, who will guide them during the Virtual Program toward creating an actionable plan. During the year, alumni mentors support participants by facilitating quarterly “hangouts” and ongoing remote communication. Alumni mentors undergo customized training prior to the start of the program in order to support team building and cultural competency among the diverse group of Young Leaders.
- The Young Leaders Fellowship is free of charge to make the program accessible to all participants. .
- MCW Global will also cover the costs of program tools, e-modules, speakers, and additional program expenses during the community needs assessment period, virtual learning, and the remaining part of the program between September 2022 – July 1, 2023.
Young Leaders Must:
- Demonstrate commitment to their community;
- Identify a project in their community in the area of education, health, or economic security;
- Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the program (July 1, 2022);
- Be fluent in written and spoken English;
- Complete the Community Needs Assessment over the summer, attending the one-month 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).
The application includes:
- General Information
- Essay Questions
- Identify an issue in your community that concerns you. How would you address this issue?
- Describe one time you have faced a challenge and used a leadership skill to come up with a solution.
- Your resume should not be more than 1 page. We suggest that it be prepared in Times New Roman, 12 font, with 1-inch margins.
- Two Letters of recommendation
- Your letters should come from people who know your work ethic and commitment to your community. Friends and family members are discouraged from writing letters of recommendation.
- Recommenders should state their name, position, contact info, and relationship to the applicant at the top of the letter.
- Liability Waiver
- At the end of the application, please review the terms and conditions.
For more information, visit MCW Global.