CREATE CHANGE
SOCIAL CHANGE PROGRAMS
FOR YOUTH

Programs for youth interested in gaining skills and experience in business, leadership, and social change.


 

Do you feel like you have something more to contribute to the world?  
Do you feel like there is a leader inside you waiting for the opportunity to show itself?  
Are you interested in learning effective marketing techniques that can be applied to any business?  
Do you want to change the lives of girls your own age while you become a more powerful version of yourself?

Then consider applying to a Create Change Social Change Program.

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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Over the past 5 years, Create Change has supported over 400 hundred students to gain valuable skills and experience that transforms youth into leaders who know how to get things done. Past participants have gone on to receive scholarships, win awards, and have helped to educate and empower dozens of girls living in extreme poverty.

Create Change Social Change Programs for youth are ideal for students who want to learn concrete skills, grow their confidence, and to get real world experience working on social justice issues.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer this amazing program to students across Canada through a virtual classroom platform. All of our youth programs are offered pro-bono thanks to our generous supporters who make our work with Canadian youth possible.

PROGRAM FOCUS

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PRACTICAL SKILLS

Students learn a wide variety of practical skills, preparing them for any professional setting.

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CONFIDENCE BUILDING

Students learn to embrace failure and communicate effectively, so they have the confidence to try new things.

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REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES

Students apply their learning through initiatives with the goal of changing lives of girls living in poverty.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Create Change programs do not require previous volunteer or leadership experience. We are looking for students who are passionate about learning and are looking for an opportunity to acquire new skills, grow their confidence, and gain experience leading important social change.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • The program is offered virtually and available throughout Canada via Zoom webinar and telephone conference calling.

  • To complete the requirements of each term, students must reach a basic fundraising goal based on the learning they have gained.

  • All funds raised will support programs to support girls living in poverty in Ghana with education, confidence building and leadership opportunities. Regular video updates from Ghana will be provided to participating students so they can see their impact overseas.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Term 1-3: The weekly time commitment includes a 2-hour webinar/conference call once weekly, your own team meetings, and , and assigned practice coaching. The first half of class time is dedicated to lecture and discussion. The second half of class time is dedicated to demonstration, practice, supervision, feedback, and debrief. Classes are recorded so students can easily make up missed classes.

  • Term 1- Fundraising & Marketing: Wednesday evenings, 4:30 - 6:30pm (PST) / 7:30 - 9:30 (EST)
    August 21st, 2019 - November 27th, 2019 (15 weeks)
    Students who complete this part of the program will receive a Marketing Certificate.

  • Term 2- Leadership: Wednesday evenings, 4:30 - 6:30pm (PST) / 7:30 - 9:30 (EST)
    December 4th, 2019 - March 11th, 2020 (13 weeks)
    Students who complete this part of the program will receive a Leadership Certificate.

  • Term 3- Social Change: Wednesday evenings, 4:30 - 6:30pm (PST) / 7:30 - 9:30 (EST)
    April 1st, 2020 - June 17th, 2020 (12 weeks)
    Students who complete the entire program will receive a Social Change Diploma.

Summer: Volunteer trip to Ghana (for those who complete Term 3 program objectives)
July 3rd, 2020 - July 18th, 2020 (Dates to be confirmed)

 

NEXT STEPS

Are you interested in this program? You can either apply right now, or attend an online info session to learn more, ask questions, and decide if this program is for you!

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST PROGRAMS

SAMPLE IMPACT VIDEO

I feel like I really grew as a leader and learned about my own leadership style.
— Nicole, Eric Hamber
Every meeting is very fun, I learn something new every time. I really like how our mentors encourage us to not set a limit on our goals and on ourselves.
— Shirley, Magee Secondary
Before this program I was very shy. I really developed my communication skills, while helping a girl my age on the other side of the world.
— Paula, Carson Graham Secondary
You get to learn so much about marketing and you actually get to use the skills you learn. There’s a lot of learning by doing.
— Shaddi, Sentinel Secondary
I’ve learned how important the leadership skills come into every aspect of my life. It opens up so many doors and so many opportunities.
— Marley, Seycove Secondary
Do it for a girl in Ghana, but most of all do it for yourself because you’ll learn so much about what you are capable of that you never expected.
— Maelin, Britannia Secondary