MCW Young Leaders Access Program 2020 in USA (Fully Funded)
  • Fully Funded
  • New York, Vermont

Applications are now being accepted for the MCW Young Leaders Access Program 2020 in USA!

MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants, who are prepared to become leaders of positive change in their communities by obtaining tools and skills needed to transform passion into action. The program is based on 3 phases:

  1. Summer Program
    The program begins with an intensive, 10-day summer program that facilitates leadership development, self-awareness, a deep understanding of global citizenship, and how to implement a project from beginning to end. In addition to working alongside MCW Global team members, alumni mentors, and volunteers, participants will also hear from a range of experts from academia, civil society, development, and the public and private sectors about their own community-action projects.
  2. Vision Planning: Project Development
    Participants come to the Program with an idea of a community issue they want to address through the process of vision planning, which aims to transform passion into a tangible plan for change. During this process, participants will be able to put their local issues into a larger global context while exploring why they are in a unique position to make change happen. After the program, Young Leaders are expected to further develop and/or implement their plan in collaboration with their alumni mentors.
  3. Alumni Mentorship and Ongoing Support
    To further develop and implement their vision plans, Young Leaders are paired with alumni mentors, who guide them at the summer program toward creating an actionable plan. During the year, alumni mentors support participants by facilitating quarterly “hangouts” and ongoing remote communication.

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Timeline:

  • February 3, 2020: First round decisions sent out; shortlist candidates notified; second-round application opens
  • February 21, 2020: Second round application closes
  • March 2-28, 2020: Interviews with Alumni
  • April 1, 2020: Acceptances sent out
  • May 3, 2020: Confirmation of acceptance with visa interview date and deposit
  • July 21, 2020 – July 30, 2020: Summer Program
  • July 30, 2020 – July 22, 2021: Young Leaders Access Program duration

Location:

United States

Benefits

The candidates will be provided with the following benefits.

  • MCW Global will cover program and flight costs to make the program accessible to all participants,.
  • MCW Global will also cover costs during the summer program (July 21- July 30, 2020), including housing, food, travel to and from the summer program venues, and any necessary supplies.
  • MCW Global requires all participants to pay for their ground transportation from the airport and back, as well as passport or visa fees.

Eligibilities

To be eligible for the program, the applicants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Demonstrate commitment to their community
  • Identify an issue in their community to address
  • Be between the ages of 18-26
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Commit to attending the 10-day program and spending the following year aiming to execute their community project
  • Be eligible for appropriate visa and travel documentation
  • 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)
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply online through the given link. The application includes:

  1. General information
  2. Essay questions – An issue in the applicant’s community that concerns him/her. How would he/she address this issue? He/she is also to describe one time he/she has faced a challenge and used a leadership skill to come up with a solution.
  3. Resume (should not be more than 1 page. Suggested format: Times New Roman, 12 font, with 1-inch margins)
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Liability waiver

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Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

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