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HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADER OF 2016?

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About Us

THE QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME DISCOVERS, CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.

Last year a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond.

Awards

The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

Applications to become a 2016 Queen’s Young Leader are open from 22nd June – 7th September 2015

Grants

As well as awarding inspirational young people, Queen’s Young Leaders Grants will be made to organisations in selected Commonwealth countries that can show they are improving the lives of young people. Our vision is to provide opportunities for young people to learn new skills, enter employment and give them a voice in their communities.

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  • Here's just four of our #QueensYoungLeaders outside Buckingham Palace talking about what lays ahead of them and the other 56 leaders for rest of the day.
  • #QueensYoungLeaders @zoejacksonltd is ready for the big day. 1st up a black cab at Buckingham Palace
  • The #Queensyoungleaders have arrived! Tomorrow they will be presented with their Awards by Her Majesty The Queen @the_british_monarchy
  • One of our #QueensYoungLeaders Tabitha Besley has been raising awareness of #dayofsilence with InsideOUT New Zealand http://bit.ly/1MOhWop
  • Meet Angela who promotes the rights of child domestic workers in Tanzania ‪#‎QueensYoungLeaders
  • Introducing @misshacoet one of our #QueensYoungLeaders
  • Donnya Piggott
  • Introducing Brighton Kaoma one of our #QueensYoungLeaders and co-founder of the Agents Of Change Foundation Zambia
  • Introducing Jean d’Amour one of our #QueensYoungLeaders and founder of @actsofgratitude
  • Introducing @Patrice.Madurai one of our #QueensYoungLeaders and founder of @Cupcaresolution
  • Do you have experience in healthcare or NGOs? Can you mentor our #Queensyoungleaders More http://bit.ly/1GaIJbU
  • We need mentors with experience in women's & LGBTQ rights. Sign up now http://bit.ly/1GaIJbU  #Queensyoungleaders
  • Introducing one of our #QueensYoungLeaders - disability rights advocate Yaaseen Edoo
  • Introducing @donnyapiggott one of our #QueensYoungLeaders and co-founder of LGBT human rights organisation B-Glad
  • Our ‪#‎Queensyoungleaders need you! Could you mentor the next generation of global leaders? Sign up: http://bit.ly/1GaIJbU
  • Meet Alain Nteff one of the #QueensYoungLeaders – Alain co-founded Gifted Mom which uses low-cost technology to improve maternal and newborn health in Cameroon and Africa
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ARE YOU THE NEXT QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADER?

The search is on to find exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2016. If you match each of the criteria below, you can apply for the award.

  • Improving Their Local Community?

    Improving their local community?
  • Aged between 18-29?

    Aged between 18-29?
  • Citizen of a Commonwealth Country?

    Citizen of a Commonwealth country?
  • Demonstrating Leadership?

    Demonstrating Leadership?

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Who We Are

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme on 9th July at Buckingham Palace.