YouLEAD is a team of passionate undergraduate students with creative ideas for solving social problems, but they often lack the advisory resources and real world know-how to turn their ideas into action.
That’s where YouLEAD Super Guides come in! These mentors provide in-depth and professional quality mentorship to help these inspiring individuals implement their social ventures and build personal and professional leadership skills.
YouLEAD Super Guides are deeply engaged in our mission, and are the front line of interaction with our YouLEAD Team.
We chose the word “Super Guide” for this role because our Guides enrich the experience of community and personal leadership for our YouLEAD Team.
Guides empower Team YouLEAD to become true leaders by advising them at every step along the way, without directing them with prescribed instructions or action steps. With training, support from super guides, and a robust network of advisors, each Guide provides an ecosystem of support to help our YouLEAD Team learn along the way and discover success as socially-responsible leaders. The position requires no previous social venture experience, just a passion for helping young people improve the world.
Why Be a Guide
Our Guides are deeply engaged in our mission, serving on the front line with our YouLEAD Leaders, directly supporting personal development, professional development, and the implementation of social ventures that are changing the lives of thousands.
In addition, Guides join a fantastic team of inspiring volunteers — a network that is made up of amazing professionals from around the world and diverse backgrounds.
Our Guides have the chance to deploy their professional skills — oftentimes developed in private sector employment, for example — to further philanthropic ends and take part in the exciting world of community service and development.
Super Guides are the mentor for Team YouLEAD, working directly with our inspiring cadet. Guides are:
- Early to mid-career professionals
- Interested in developing deep, long-term relationships with promising undergraduate social entrepreneurs
- Willing to commit to a year term, with an average time commitment of 2 to 3 hours per week
- Team players eager to work in pairs to support YouLEAD Leaders.
- Responsive and open in their communications with YouLEAD Leaders and Aikarthya
The YouLEAD Super Guide role is crucial to our success and we take great pride in the dedication, quality, and passion of our super guides who support tomorrow's leaders in taking action today. Thank you for your interest.
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