We realized that the leaders of today were young engaged leaders of yesterday. Today‘s leaders have all engaged in some sort of organization. From political parties, NGOs to youth groups, most leaders have spent dedicated time into engaging in such groups and taking over major responsibilities. In order to take part of such opportunities one has to be able to afford them.
By encouraging and supporting the youth of today, we create the leaders of tomorrow. If we promote change on that „grass root level“ we can change the picture of the future leaders we are painting
Youth participation is limited, time consuming and can cost a lot of money. It can keep many potential candidates, who do not have the resources from attending or applying for opportunities. Thereby, we often witness participation from a very homogeneous group. The same group that will potentially become the leaders of tomorrow. We wanted to create an initiative that addresses this issue and helps diversify youth engagement and participation.
To combat this phenomenon it is important to ask oneself what barriers are holding young people of color and other minorities back from excelling in their career and taking in potential leadership roles. The initiative aims to spread awareness on possible barriers for young people with a minority background.
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