YGL Program Accelerator

image3

It Starts With You

To change the world, it starts with you! Are you self-motivated and have an amazing idea that could change your community and the world? Are you looking for the business and professional tools to make your dreams a reality? APPLY to participate in The ForUsGirls Foundation SDG Emerging Young Leaders (YGL) Accelerator. Funded and sponsored by Shopify.

skills development

the accelerator

What is the YGL Accelerator

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 color, aged 16-22 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. At the completion of 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. 

image4

innovation & entrepreneurship

finale pitch competition

support young leaders

image5

Become A Sponsor

Become A Sponsor

Become A Sponsor

Make a lasting impact in your community. Invest in the next generation of leaders.

image6

Become A Mentor

Become A Sponsor

Become A Sponsor

Be the role model you needed when you were starting your career.

accelerator support

Project Support

Hand ands-on professional development & training from local leading industry leaders and experts to create a project of your own.

Funding Opportunities

Access to local & national project funding opportunities, internships, and exclusive grant writing workshops.

Individual Mentor

Match with the right mentor to bring your business or community project idea to life, 3 months following the Accelerator.

invest in young women

Your support and contributions will enable us to empower girls and create community impact. Your generous donation will fund our mission and programs.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

upcoming sessions

03/04/2020

YGL Waterloo Edition II - Spring 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Communitech, Kitchener Wednesdays

Event Details

03/04/2020

YGL Waterloo Edition II - Spring 2020

Emerging Young Leaders Accelerator provides an opportunity to receive top professional and personal development training from Waterloo Regio...

Event Details

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Communitech, Kitchener Wednesdays

06/20/2020

Fierce Leaders Development Summit- Winnipeg

9am - 4pm

TBA, Winnipeg

Event Details

06/20/2020

Fierce Leaders Development Summit- Winnipeg

The Fierce Leaders Development Summit is a full-day leadership, community activation and entrepreneurship summit to develop young black, ind...

Event Details

9am - 4pm

TBA, Winnipeg

07/08/2020

YGL Montreal Edition II - Summer 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Shopify, Montreal Wednesdays

Event Details

07/08/2020

YGL Montreal Edition II - Summer 2020

Emerging Young Leaders Accelerator provides an opportunity to receive top professional and personal development training from Montreal leadi...

Event Details

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Shopify, Montreal Wednesdays

10/10/2020

Emerging Young Leaders Summit - Toronto

9am - 4pm

TBA

Event Details

10/10/2020

Emerging Young Leaders Summit - Toronto

Emerging Young Leaders Accelerator provides an opportunity to receive top professional and personal development training from Toronto leadin...

Event Details

9am - 4pm

TBA