With the largest youth population in history, there is an unprecedented opportunity for young people to take an active role in shaping the future. This generation has inherited enormous global challenges, but has the ability to confront the status quo and offer youth-led solutions for change.

The Global Shapers Community, born out of the World Economic Forum, is a grassroots network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional, and global challenges. With more than 13,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 445 city-based hubs in 150 countries.

In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community. Projects are wide-ranging – from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income and race, but are united by their desire to bring about change.

We are providing leadership coaching to selected Shapers in recognition of the extra efforts made by Community Champions, Advisory Board Members and other key participants to improve the Community. The cohort of over 30 Global Shapers will focus on empowering leaders and unlocking the leader’s potential within the overall Global Shapers Community.