MARKETING FOR CHANGE PROGRAM

A Program for high school students interested in becoming both
marketing experts and leaders of change.


 
 

Are you a high school student who feels like they 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 the Marketing for Change program is for you.

Every year, 30 high school students from across Vancouver’s lower mainland are selected to participate in this program worth over $4,000.  We are please to be able to offer this program pro-bono thanks to sponsorship we receive and the time donated by marketing and leadership professionals. 

 
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All high school students in grades 10 - 12 attending a high school in Vancouver’s lower mainland.

 

REQUIREMENTS

This program has no requirements.

 

CORE SKILLS DEVELOPED IN THIS PROGRAM

  • How to run a meeting
  • How to manage and be part of a team
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Creative messaging
  • Pitching
  • Public speaking
  • Sales
  • Networking
  • Forecasting and budgeting
  • Time management
  • Basic accounting
  • Strategy and planning
  • Community engagement
  • Social Media
 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing video pen pal program with girls in Ghana who are benefitting from your marketing and fundraising initiatives
  • Workshops that provide hands on experience managing a team, developing plans, and brainstorming strategy
  • Mentorship from some of Vancouver's leading marketing professionals
  • Inspiring Speakers series where students get to hear from inspiring leaders in our city
  • A reference for university and job applications (provided after program completion)
  • Volunteer hours
  • The opportunity to be nominated and/or awarded Create Change Youth Changemaker of the year awards
  • Access to future Create Change Canada Youth Programs post-program completion
 

SAMPLE TESTIMONIALS

SAMPLE PEN PAL VIDEO

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion to ignite change in the world
  • A desire to grow into an effective leader
  • An interest in learning how to use marketing to affect social change
 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • The program runs from September - May (full year) or January to May (half year)
  • 2 - 6 hours a week (including mandatory Friday night meeting)
  • Friday night meetings and workshops from 5:30-7:00pm in downtown Vancouver
 

CURRENT OPENINGS

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.   The next Marketing for Change program launch is September, 2018.

 

TESTIMONIALS

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
 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to this program please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.  Application deadlines for the 2018 - 2019 school year is September 7th, 2018.  Leader interviews will be held before the program launches both in August and September of 2018.