Learning Framework

Our GSL programmes are designed using the principles of research-backed learning frameworks like Project-Based Learning, Design Thinking, and International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Service in Action and CAS.

what we do

Empowering students with a social leadership journey that sharpens their problem-solving, collaboration, and creative skills, all while enhancing their socio-emotional well-being. Here are 3 ways to get involved!

GSL Membership

  • Take a whole school approach
  • Students work in Teams to deliver a social action project
  • Students get to engage in online sessions and get access to self-paced activities
  • Register 2 Lead Teachers who get access to support and resources 
  • Register up to a 100 students
  • Join a global network of schools in the Membership

GSL Catalyst Course

  • An interactive 4-month social leadership course
  • For interested students between the ages of 11-14 years 
  • A mix of virtual trainings with experienced facilitators and self-paced activities
  • Students can join either the ‘July-November’ course or ‘November to March’ course
  • Book a spot on the course directly for your students or share it with your parent community

GSL Accelerator Course

  • An interactive 4-month social leadership course
  • For interested students between the ages of 15-18 years
  • A mix of virtual trainings with experienced facilitators and self-paced activities
  • Students can join either the ‘July-November’ course or ‘November to March’ course
  • Book a spot on the course directly for your students or share it with your parent community

Want to know more?

PARENTS

Discover how your child can join the Global Social Leaders (GSL) programme and develop essential skills while making a positive impact!

Teachers

Unleash Your Students’ Potential: Join the Global Social Leaders (GSL) Program for Skill-Building and Impact!

Students

Embark on an epic social leadership journey with GSL and make a real impact in your community!

Since 2013, we have grown the GSL movement in partnership with schools around the world.

Discover our impact for 2021-2022 by watching the video below.

Alice took part in a GSL World Catalyst course last summer, and chose to litter pick for her independent challenge 🗑 She felt motivated to do this because there is a lot of litter in her area which can visually pollute the environment as well as being really dangerous to wildlife 🌎

Make a difference to your local community and the world, and join us on the upcoming Catalyst course, taking place from the 27th-29th of July!

The deadline to book is in 3️⃣ DAYS time. Click the link in our bio and send the GSL online shop URL to your parent/guardian to secure your place.

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What a year it has been for Global Social Leaders 💭 Despite COVID-19, ongoing lockdowns, and school closures, the GSL movement has continued to grow and is stronger than ever 💪✊

Across the world 2,700 young people (😱) took part in our programmes and competition, taking positive action through their own social action projects and creating local and global change.

2021 looked a little something like this...

🌎 Ongoing - GSL Global Goals Competition
🪐 February - GSL World Catalyst @ Home
🇰🇷 March - Chadwick International GSL Catalyst
🎪 June - GSL Festival @ Home
☀️ July - GSL Summer of Change
🎨 October - Creative Bravery Festival
🌳 November - COP26 & COBIS GSL World Catalyst

If you took part in the competition, one of these programmes, or attended the festival... thank you. Thank you for being a valued member of the GSL movement, you have made this years strides possible! 🙏

#globalsocialleaders #gslgoals #gslcatalyst #2021roundup #theyearinreview
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We are excited to announce that this year’s virtual GlobalSocialLeaders (GSL) Festival @ Home, delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute, is on 18th and 19th June 2020. ⠀
The festival is set to be filled with inspiration that celebrates youth voices and gives young people and those who want to inspire the next generation, the tools to create transformational social change.⠀

Find out more via the link in our bio.

#GSLFest #GSLGoals #BuildBackBetter
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Young people from 18 countries worldwide are coming together online to begin their transformational leadership journey as part of the upcoming GSL World Catalyst course, taking place from the 27th - 29th of July 🌎 Say hello in the comments if you're joining us! 👋

Dates for the next GSL Catalyst course are: 28th - 30th October 2022. To reserve a place, fill out the form linked in our bio.

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #onlinecourse #youthcourse #leadership #leadershipcourse
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Nakshatra's grandma is not the only person facing this problem. We aspire to present a solution that would change access to healthcare for the better.

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📣 BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for this year's summer programme... GSL World Catalyst: Live from London! 🌎🙌

Are you aged 11-17? Passionate about wanting to make a positive difference to the world?... 💭✨

Well... this is an incredible opportunity for you to gain the skills, knowledge, tools and confidence you need to begin your social action journey and become a true global citizen. AND you'll meet like-minded people from across the globe who will become friends and supporters for life 🤗

Please note this is a virtual programme with an option for school groups to attend in-person in London. If you are taking part in the competition, you will have access to an exclusive coupon code that will give you money off! 💲

Link in bio 👆 Any questions, please email: gslcatalyst@future-foundations.co.uk

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Işıkkent Eğitim Kampüsü olarak son 3 yıldır Birleşmiş Milletler’in sosyal sorumluluk projesi kapsamında ve uluslararası çapta yürütmekte olduğu Global Social Leaders – Küresel Toplum Liderleri programının resmi üyesiyiz. 2030 yılına kadar ulaşılması hedeflenen sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedefleri için ortaokul ve lise öğrencilerimizden oluşan ekipler, evrensel sorunlara sürdürülebilir çözümler bulmak ve harekete geçmek için canla başla çalışıyorlar. Geçtiğimiz dönem gerçekleştirdikleri projeler ile 18 farklı ülkeden, 300’den fazla öğrenci ekibiyle yarıştılar. 2023 Haziran ayının sonunda Future Foundations ve Wellington Leadership Institution tarafından açıklanan sonuçlarda ise;

• Efe Büyükkarcı, Diba Taşkaya, Ela Koçak, Demir Oray, Tuner Aktekin, Yalın Kanlıbaş ve Çınar Ayla’nın üyesi olduğu All Matters ekibimiz 4,10 ve 17 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak, dezavantajlı öğrencilerin eğitimde fırsat eşitliğini yakalayabilmesi amacıyla EÇEV ile ortaklaşa gerçekleştirdiği projelerinde 10 hafta boyunca hafta sonları ilkokul öğrencilerine ders verdiler. Bu projeyle ekibimiz ‘Impact Commendation Award’ yani ‘En Etki Bırakan Proje’ ödülünün sahibi oldu.

• Zeynep Başer, Su Yazıcı, Ayşe Kurt, Ela Mccallum, Bade Soybakış ve Berat Arda Akbaş’ın üyesi olduğu Gaia Couture ekibimiz,12 ve 13 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak temiz, bakımlı ve iyi durumda olan okul eşyalarının yeni sahipler bulması için hayata geçirdikleri I-Second yani Işıkkent İkinci El Dükkânı projesiyle “Sustainability Commendation Award”, yani “Sürdürülebilirlik Takdir Ödülü” aldılar. Bu arada ikinci el dükkanımız, okulumuzda hizmet vermektedir.

• Marianna Kokkali, Lara Saybaşılı, Melis Itır Kaplan, Yağmur Tavus, Bora Tavus ve İpek Atlı’nın üyesi olduğu Mind the Waste ekibimiz,12 ve 13 no’lu sürdürülebilir kalkınma hedeflerinden yola çıkarak son 3 yıldır okuldaki yemek hazırlıklarından çıkan çiğ ve pişmiş gıda atıklarıyla yıl boyunca bokashi ve bahçe komposto çalışmalarını yürüttüler. DEVAMI İÇİN YORUMLARA TIKLAYINIZ 👇

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There are 4️⃣ weeks until registration closes for this summer's Global Social Leaders World Catalyst - a transformational development programme for social leaders of the future. We're excited to share that young people from the following countries are already signed up:

🌎 China
🌎 Hong Kong
🌎 Mombasa
🌎 Indonesia
🌎 Nairobi
🌎 Singapore
🌎 South Korea
🌎 Vietnam

Share the programme with your parent/guardian or supporting teacher today and join us in July 🤩

Find out more on our website or email us for more information at: gslcatalyst@future-foundations.co.uk

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders
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There are 5️⃣ days remaining to secure your place on the GSL World Catalyst: Live from London at an discounted rate! ⏳💰 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to develop your leadership skills, create or develop a project, meet people from around the world, and become a true global citizen 🌎

The Catalyst course is taking place online from the 27th - 29th July, for 3.45 hours per day. The whole programme (including 30 days of action, graduation and certificates) costs £185 pp if booked before Monday 16th May.

Share the link in our bio with your parent/guardian to secure your place 👆

For more information please DM us or email gslcatalyst@future-foundations.co.uk

#gslcatalyst #globalsocialleaders #leadership #youthprogam #summerprogram #leadershipprogram #developmentprogram #development #earlybird #earlybirddiscount #globalgoals #socialleaders #socialaction #communityservice
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We're counting down the days until the GSL Festival on the 17th of June! 🎪 Today our 17 DAYS OF ACTION campaign continues, showcasing GSL projects addressing SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing 🙏 The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ Sanitary Sisters from Westside Middle School Academy
⭐ Dandelous from Sekolah Pelita Bangsa Cirebon
⭐ The Markhors from Millennium Education Future World School
⭐ Holistic'ealers from GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai
⭐ Mental Health Notebook from Eton College
⭐ FitCom from Global Indian International School, SMART Campus
⭐ MSLMX from Colegio Interamericano

Click the link in our bio now to register!

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg3 #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival
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Registration is open for this summer's GSL World Catalyst programme until the 30th of June ☀️🌎 It will be an experience that you will never forget... and for all the right reasons! 🤩 Find out more and book via our website!

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Clean Water and Sanitation is Global Goal 6️⃣ We're continuing our 17 DAYS OF ACTION countdown to the GSL Festival showcasing projects from the 2021-22 GSL Global Goals Competition. The following teams are featured in this post:

⭐ The Current Clarity from Singapore School Manila
⭐ EcoBay from Shenzhen College of International Education
⭐ The Red Lotus from Global Indian International School, SMART Campus
⭐ Crystal Clear Koi from Singapore School Manila

If you see your project, or a friends project, in any of these posts, make sure to tag them in the comments below and share!

Register for the GSL Fest via the link in our bio!

#gslfest #gslgoals #globalsocialleaders #globalgoals #sdgs #2030now #sdg6 #virtualevent #onlineevent #youthvoices #changemakers #registernow #registrationopen #youthfestival #internationalfestival
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We are excited announce our second speaker for this summer's GSL World Catalyst, taking place from the 27th-29th July 🗣 Introducing... Anjali Sarker ‼️ You can find out more about her below. There are 5 days remaining to book onto the course, visit our website to secure your place!

⭐️ Anjali is currently a Programme Director at the Global Leadership Challenge, a joint initiative of University of Oxford and St Gallen Symposium, dedicated to the cultivation of character and responsible leadership among tomorrow’s leaders. She is a social innovation expert and development practitioner with seven years of experience in leading projects that empower people in low-income communities, with a special focus on youth and women. Previously she worked at BRAC, one of the largest development organisations in the world, to bring digital financial services to one million rural women in Bangladesh. In addition to her work in international development, she is a Dalai Lama Fellow, a New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and has served as a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She completed an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

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GSL GLOBAL GOALS COMPETITION

FINAL SUBMISSION FORM IS NOW OPEN

GSL FESTIVAL @Home

MAKING THE LOCAL GLOBAL

Watch all recorded sessions

Global Social Leaders is a chance for young people to change the world for the better through social action and personal development.

The GSL programmes are transformational leadership experiences delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute that bring together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

From joining our free Global Goals competition to attending the prestigious World Summit everyone can find a way to get involved in Global Social Leaders. Choose your path below.

GSL | FREE COMPETITION

The GSL Global Goals competition develops students’ understanding of global citizenship and helps to turn their ideas into reality. If you are a young person or a teacher looking for an exciting new challenge click learn more.

GSL | CATALYST

Welcome To GSL

Global Social Leaders is a chance for young people to change the world for the better through social action and personal development.

The GSL programmes are transformational leadership experiences delivered by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute that bring together young people from across the world who are driven to make social change on a global scale.

Catalysts are our three- or five-day programmes held in schools and colleges around the world.  If you are working in a school and are looking for a great training programme for students and staff click learn more.

GSL | WORLD SUMMIT

This is a prestigious annual 12-day residential programme at Wellington College in the UK. If you are a parent looking for a transformational leadership experience for your child (age 11-17) click learn more.

What is the the GSL Festival @home?

This years theme is Small Actions, Big Impact focusing on how we can create ripple effects of change and harness our passions to make the world a better place. On the 17th and 18th of June 2021, participants will experience a mixture of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and a showcase of international student-led projects, to develop the confidence, leadership and global understanding that promotes social harmony.

The GSL Festival @Home is unique, interactive, and filled with inspiration. It celebrates youth voice and gives students and educators the tools to create transformational social change. We will be sharing how 2,300+ young people from 76 countries have been achieving the United Nation’s Global Goals and shining a spotlight on those that have gone above and beyond. We will celebrate and support youth led action.

What continues to be a globally challenging time a year into the Decade of Action, we will focus on how we can continue to build back better.

This festival is for young people, educators, parents and leaders. It’s for everyone that believes in the positive power of people to be leaders in their lives and society. Join us from your home, your school, your community, your office – and be part of the GSL movement

We will come together again as we build towards a brighter more sustainable future for all.

It is time to Think Globally, Act Socially and Start Now.

Contributors of the GSL Festival @Home

Who is attending?

  • Students aged 11 - 17

  • Teachers and Educators

  • Socially conscious leaders

Please note, the registration is now closed

If you haven’t registered for the event you can tune in to all of our live stream. To find out which sessions are being live streamed check out the timetables below.

GSL Inspire

  • Are you a student who is passionate about global issues?
  • Have you run a social action project that you are proud of?
  • Have you got a great idea that you want to share with the world?

If you answered yes to any of those questions we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for students who would like to speak at the GSL Festival.

Click on the button below to find out more information about this opportunity and register as a student speaker.

Over the course of two days, participants (students and teachers) will experience a mixture of inspirational speakers, a showcase of international student-led projects and interactive workshops to develop the confidence, leadership and global understanding that promotes social harmony.

We will be celebrating the effort and dedication of the 500 project teams that form this year’s Global Goals Competition cohort in over 105 countries and announcing a winner.

Following the Festival participants will be challenged to THINK GLOBAL and START a LOCAL project that addresses one or more of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are “the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place” and run across countries, religions, politics, conflicts, and generations.

We look forward to celebrating with you all and welcoming you to join the Global Social Leaders movement.

Please share this opportunity with your networks. All schools are welcome to join the GSL movement.