MCW Global Young Leaders Access Program 2020 (fully funded to U.S.A)

MCW Global’s year-long flagship program is for participants between the ages of 18 to 26, 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:

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. The program is held in late July in New York City, New York and Burlington, Vermont.

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.

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.

Accommodations

  • Accommodations will be provided by New York University in New York City, and Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Deposit

  • MCW Global requires all participants to pay a $100 USD deposit fee no later than May 3, 2020.
  • The deposit will be refunded on July 30, 2020 once the summer program is completed (based on the assumption that the participant adheres to all the rules and guidelines of the summer program.)
  • Deposits will not be refunded to individuals who decide not to participate after June 28, 2020.
  • Payment of the deposit can be made via Stripe or PayPal. If payment is not made by May 3, 2020, your space in the summer program will be forfeited.

Costs covered include:

  • International flights for international participants
  • Domestic flights for United States participants
  • Housing from the evening of July 21 to July 30, 2020
  • 3 meals per day from July 21 to July 30, 2020.
  • Round trip travel from New York City, New York to  Burlington, Vermont with MCW group.
  • Public transportation to/from JFK, LaGuardia Airport, and/or Newark Airport
  • Basic travel health insurance for international participants with coverage from July 21 to July 30, 2020.

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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the program, Young Leaders should:

  • 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)
  • Submit a completed application on or before January 5, 2020.
HOW TO APPLY

The application must be filled out in English. All letters of recommendation and your resume need to be prepared in English. Any parts of the application that are not in English will not be read and the application will be considered incomplete.

The application includes:

1. General information

2. 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.

3. Resume

  • 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.

4. 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 the letters of recommendation.
  • Recommenders should state their name, position, and relationship to the applicant at the top of the letter.
  • The letter should be on official letterhead, signed and dated.

5. Liability waiver

  • At the end of the application, please review the terms and conditions.

       6. APPLY

  • Apply here until January 5, 2020.
  • TIMELINE
    • November 15, 2019: Young Leaders Access Program application opens
    • January 5, 2020: Young Leaders Access Program application closes
    • February 3, 2020: First round decisions sent out; short list 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: Young Leaders Access Summer Program
    • July 30, 2020 – July 22, 2021: Young Leaders Access Program duration

     

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