How will becoming a Queen’s Young Leader change my life?

Aug 03, 2017

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme provides some life-changing opportunities for both Award winners and highly-commended runners-up.

All Queen’s Young Leaders are selected on the basis of the work they are carrying out in their communities and with the help of a year-long tailored package of online learning, mentoring and networking, it is hoped that their projects will continue to grow and go on to impact even more people.

The Leading Change course, which is run by the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Continuing Education, is specifically designed to help Queen’s Young Leaders increase their impact and develop their leadership and communications skills. It provides help and advice about everything from how to successfully lead a team, to how to apply for project funding.

Mentors help Queen's Young Leaders by providing advice about their projects

Mentors help Queen’s Young Leaders by providing advice about their projects

Queen’s Young Leaders are also matched with personal mentors who are able to provide bespoke advice to build confidence and motivation and help to tackle specific problems they are facing.

Finally, both Award winners and highly-commended runners-up will join the Queen’s Young Leaders family – a network of passionate young change-makers across the Commonwealth, who are finding solutions to issues in their communities and making lasting change. They are encouraged to connect with each other and collaborate on projects.

In addition, Award winners will receive a 10 day Residential Programme in the UK in summer 2018, during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. The Residential Programme will include visits to inspiring organisations and social action groups, engagement with political stakeholders, social media support and networking opportunities. The Residential Programme will enable the Award winners to improve their skills, make new contacts and further develop their plans for social change across the Commonwealth.

If you’re aged 18-29, from a Commonwealth country, making lasting change in your community and want to take part in this life-changing opportunity, then apply here.

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