MCW Global Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2024
The Young Leaders Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity offered to all young people between the ages of 18 and 26 from all around the world who want to address community issues in education, health, and economic stability. Through leadership development, global citizenship, self-awareness, and vision planning, the year-long program equips young people to become change agents in their communities.
The program team, mentors, and mentees all collaborate to positively impact communities through innovative ideas and actual projects, thereby achieving the goal of Local Change Through Global Exchange®.
MCW Global Young Leaders Eligibility Criteria
Young Leaders Must:
- Demonstrate commitment to their community.
- Identify an issue in their community in the areas of education, health, or economic security.
- Be between the ages of 18-26 at the start of the program (June 1, 2024).
- Be fluent in written and spoken English.
- Commit to doing the Community Needs Assessment in June, attending the 10-day in-person program in July, and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project.
- Have access to email and the internet to allow for consistent communication with the MCW Global Team and Young Leaders Fellowship alumni-mentor for the duration of the year-long program.
- Adhere to Young Leaders Fellowship graduation guidelines (to be provided upon acceptance to the program).
- Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation.
MCW Global Young Leaders Benefits
COSTS COVERED BY MCW
- International Economy Flights for international participants
- Domestic Economy flights for United States participants
- Housing from the evening of July 8 – July 18, 2024
- Three meals per day from July 9 – July 18, 2024
- Round Trip Travel from New York, New York to Burlington, Vermont
- Public Transportation to/from JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports
- MCW will provide a room the night before and after the program for those whose flight schedules require them to arrive the day before or depart after the program.
- The 2024 Young Leaders Fellowship will take place in New York, New York, and Burlington, Vermont, from July 9 – 18, 2024. Accommodations will be provided by New York University in New York and Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
MCW Global Young Leaders Deposit
MCW requires all accepted participants to pay a $100 deposit fee by February 9, 2024. The deposit will be refunded to the participant in full on July 18, 2024, when they have successfully completed the in-person training program of the Fellowship.
The deposit is required to cover all costs MCW Global may incur should a participant cancel after March 1, 2024.
Payment can be made via Square or PayPal. If no payment is made by February 9, 2024, you will be considered to be no longer attending the Fellowship.
MCW Global Young Leaders Application
- The application must be filled out in English.
- Letters of recommendation and resumes also need to be written in English. Any part of the application that is not written in English will not be read and be considered incomplete.
- 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.
Deadline: November 12, 2023.
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