Deadline: January 4, 2013
Are you a young social entrepreneur with ideas, energy, and determination to put their projects into action? Do you want to LEARN: Engage in critical discussion and think about how to do good well; CONNECT: Network with passionate individuals from around the world and innovative thought leaders; ACT: Build capacity and develop skills to implement change-based projects? Then Global Engagement Summit (GES) is for you. The Summit takes place in April 17th-21st, 2013 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
GES is annual Summit with yearlong programming, and staff curriculum, that builds the capacity of the next generation of change-makers. By identifying talented, young individuals, providing skills training and connecting driven students with innovative thought leaders, GES empowers them to produce responsible and sustainable solutions to shared global problems. In addition to tangible outcomes, resources, and opportunities, GES also strives to provide a forum for discussing critical issues and evaluating why we want to “do good well.”
Through GES, students can connect in order to: share challenging ideas, explore the realms of social entrepreneurship and community development, and equip themselves with the tools needed to take their social ventures beyond good intentions. Above all, GES hopes to foster a greater sense of community among the world’s young people through partnerships in change, with a view toward a better tomorrow.
How much will it cost?
GES has a registration cost of $75, to cover food (breakfast and lunch daily, some dinners) and transportation costs to and from the airport. All personal costs including dinner and public transportation costs will be incurred by the delegate.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available and will be awarded on a case by case basis to cover some/all of the cost of the summit and travel expenses. Once delegates are accepted, they will be sent a financial aid application. However, accepted delegates are encouraged to seek funding from their own universities first.
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