Deadline Extended: Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader Program for Social Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded to New York, USA) 2017

Application and Nomination for the Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader Program are now open for young social entrepreneurs dedicated to positively affecting their communities and addressing one or more basic human needs.

Application Deadline: 8th September 2017

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): New York, USA

About the Award: Three Dot Dash is a global youth initiative of We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). It is a social entrepreneur incubator and accelerator designed to amplify the work of young people making an extraordinary impact.

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Three Dot Dash powers the most influential social entrepreneurs between the ages of 13-19, who have found a solution or innovation to address a  basic human need. This is done by:

  • Identifying and curating Global Teen Leaders (GTLs)
  • Hosting an annual game-changing Just Peace Summit
  • Pairing each GTL with an extraordinary Mentor for ONE YEAR
  • Collaborating with innovative partners on cutting edge content
  • Fostering and sustaining a sought-after global network that brings together hundreds of GTLs, Mentors, industry leaders, and policy makers – past, present and future

In order to apply, potential GTLs must be nominated by one of the following qualified Nominators:

  • Three Dot Dash Coalition partner
  • GTL Alumni
  • Mentor Alumni
  • A teacher or principal at your educational institution
  • A member of We Are Family Foundation

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Potential GTLs must meet ALL of the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Age 13-19 (at time of the 2018 Summit)
  • Project or organization addresses one or more basic human need(s)
  • Founder of your own project or organization
  • Committed to growing your work and impact now and in the future
  • Already achieving tangible results
  • Speak and write English proficiently
  • Able to travel to the United States
  • Participate during the entire Summit (no exceptions)
  • Be nominated by a qualified Nominator (SEE BELOW)

Selection: Each year, Three Dot Dash receives hundreds of applications which our internal selection committee reviews during Round 1. Qualifying applicants are then sent onto Round 2 where an external selection committee, consisting of 3 GTL alums, 2 Mentor alums and 1 expert within our global network makes the final 25-35 GTL selections (10 applicants are selected as “Alternates” in the event that any selected GTLs are unable to participate for any reason). All finalists will participate in a series of Skype interviews with the Three Dot Dash Team prior to receiving an acceptance offer.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Selected applicants will participate in the 10th Annual 2018 Just Peace Summit
  • All air/train travel, visa fees, hotel, meals and ground travel in NYC will be paid for selected applicants

Duration of Program: March 2-9, 2018

How to Apply: An application is complete when both a Nominator Form and a Nominee Form are completed and submitted by the application deadline. Failure to submit both forms will result in automatic disqualification – There are no exceptions.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: We Are Family Foundation

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