To change the world, it starts with you! Are you self-motivated and have a fantastic idea that could change your community and the world? Are you looking for business and professional tools to make your dreams a reality? APPLY to participate in The ForUsGirls Foundation Emerging Young Leaders (YGL) Accelerator. Funded and sponsored by Shopify.
Now is the time to activate for the change you want to see in your community and the world. Spend your summer gaining professional development & entrepreneurial skills to cultivate purpose drive movements in your community. Join our FIRST Canada & United States wide digital accelerator.
Tap into your abilities & talents to change the world by becoming a Champion of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Develop professional skills to create a digital presence for your personal & professional brand on LinkedIn and other platforms.
Develop inspirational leadership skills to lead and manage a team. Learn the key to professional relationships & partnerships while increasing your emotional EQ.
The ForUsGirls Foundation Inc, Emerging Young Leaders Accelerator, also known as the SDGs Young Global Leaders Program, is a 7-week global leadership, professional development and entrepreneurship training accelerator. The program targets young womxn & girls of colour, aged 16-24 from underserved & underprivileged communities, to develop as innovators, entrepreneurs and global champions of the UN Global Goals.
Successful applicants receive training in entrepreneurship, design thinking, business model lean canvas, design thinking, agile project management, e-commerce platforms, branding & digital marketing, financial planning, corporate & community sponsorship and business development.
Participants produce weekly deliverables towards their start-up idea or community project to support the UN 17 Global Goals. After the accelerator program, the young leaders pitch to community and business leaders for micro-seed funding at the program finale, as they share personal testimonies and start their entrepreneurial journey.
Mirco-Seed Funding Grants $300 Art-Related Projects | $500 Community Based Projects | $700 Social Business Projects.
Design Thinking is a methodological approach to innovative solutions. It is interactive and focuses on the user; Design Thinking develops practical solutions for all areas of life.
The Business Model Lean Canvas is strategic management and lean startup template for developing new and existing business models.
Refine your digital presence across social media platforms to create an impressive online presence while building and engaging the following.
Hand and-on professional development & training from local leading industry leaders and experts to create a project of your own.
Upon successful completion of the accelerator program participations will compete for seed project funding to launch their projects.
Match with the right mentor to bring your business or community project idea to life, three months following the Accelerator.
Your support and contributions will enable us to empower girls and create community impact. Your generous donation will fund our mission and programs.
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