April 1st to April 30th
Applications for our program will be open for the entire month of April! Applying is super easy too – all you have to do is complete a short application form. The information you provide will help us understand your experience, background story, projects, and motivations. It will also help us understand what resources you have and where we can best support you.
We want to ensure that all participants have what they need to succeed in the program. Disclosing a lack of resources does not hinder your application process in any way, it just helps us to know what we need to provide you with. So don’t hesitate to apply, regardless of your current resources.
If your profile is a match, you’ll receive an official invitation to the bootcamp stage of the program between May 1st and May 5th.
May 22nd to June 7th
The bootcamp is an intensive 3-week period that focuses on helping us get to know potential participants and their fit with the program. This process includes different formats of activities and exercises to maximize the amount and type of information we have about participants, which we will then use to evaluate each one.
Before the bootcamp begins, participants will receive a welcome package with all the details and information about the different activities. During the bootcamp, you’ll participate in the following activities:
- Individual Interview: We ask questions to understand your background and experience.
- Green Dilemma Video: You’ll showcase your creativity, communication skills, and personality in a quick 3-minute presentation.
- Design Thinking Sprint: You’ll get a taste of the design thinking methodologies used in the program and co-create the Changemakers program with us.
- Group Interview: You’ll work in a team to solve a live case study challenge.
- Take-Home Assignment Presentations: You’ll research, work, and present your project related to the Value of Nature.
Participating in the bootcamp period is a great opportunity to showcase your skills, learn new methodologies, and co-create your program with us. Even if you’re not selected for the program, the knowledge and experience gained during the bootcamp will be useful and relevant takeaways for your future endeavors.
June 19th to December 15th
The 6-month Changemakers Program is designed to empower participants to develop and implement ideas that positively impact their communities.
The program is structured around three key pillars that provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to create meaningful change.
The first pillar of the program focuses on Project Development:
Participants will learn and use Design Thinking methodology, a human-centered approach to problem-solving to develop a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of their community, and will learn how to design solutions that are innovative, effective, and sustainable.
The second pillar of the program focuses on Leadership Development:
Participants will attend sessions and workshops that help them grow as leaders. These sessions will cover topics such as Empathy & Active Listening, Emotional Intelligence & Self-Awareness, Responsible Leadership & Ethical Decision-Making, and more. By developing these skills, participants will become better equipped to navigate complex challenges and build effective partnerships within their communities.
The third pillar of the program is focused on Industry Experts:
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with experts in various fields related to the projects they are developing. By providing access to these experts, participants will gain valuable insights and support that can help them create impactful projects.
Throughout the program, participants will have access to a network of mentors and peers who can provide additional support and guidance. At the end of the program, there will be an in-person summit where participants will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to impact investors and social entrepreneurs. This is an incredible chance to get your project off the ground and make a real difference in your community.
Join us and be part of a community of young Changemakers who are creating meaningful change in the world!