Global Social Leaders is scaling up membership for schools to catalyse change in education

Press Release | 23/03/2023 | For Immediate Release

Today, we are excited to announce Global Social Leaders (GSL) Membership school registration is open for 2023-24, and our initiatives to help us scale our impact on schools and communities around the world. 

At the 2022 Global Social Leaders (GSL) annual festival we announced that Global Social Leaders would evolve to become a global community of schools and partners from the third, private and public sectors committed to building a movement of socially conscious young people who are equipped to be leaders in their lives and society.

Future Foundations founded Global Social Leaders (GSL) in partnership with the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute, with a two-week Global Summit held in the UK at Wellington College, United Kingdom in 2013.  We have created and delivered leadership courses and a global social-action project competition that challenges young people to solve local, national and global issues.  

GSL has equipped 10,000 young people to deliver 3,500 social action projects in over 100 countries addressing the Global Goals.  We have amplified young people’s voices and championed their solutions for change.  

In September 2022, our inaugural GSL membership launched with schools taking part from around the world.  We support our schools to engage their whole school community with GSL and our ecosystem of partners.  

We are now preparing for 2023-24 and are inviting schools to register to join us.

Visit our membership page here to find out more.

Jonathan Harper FRSA, CEO, Future Foundations & Co-Founder of GSL commented:

“GSL membership is designed as a framework for change for schools and communities, which equips young people, parents, school leaders, public private and third sectors.  We are delighted by the response from our first member schools and are excited to now invite schools and partners who share our vision and mission, to join us in scaling up. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.”

Katy Granville-Chapman, Deputy Head of Wellington College & Co-Founder of GSL commented:

“Educators play a critical role in facilitating young people’s transition to sustainable ways of work and life. As a teacher myself, I know the challenges we face.  I have loved delivering CPD content with member schools this year and am excited to connect anmd support new members and deliver taking part in GSL next year”.

GSL school membership is open to all schools supporting young people (targeted at students aged 11 to 17), anywhere in the world, that are committed to supporting their students to become socially conscious leaders.  

Click here to find out more and register interest.