“Young people have helped lead all our great movements.” – Barack Obama

“Young people have helped lead all our great movements.”
– Barack Obama

Young people today know that they can’t wait for someone else to solve the world’s biggest problems. We constantly hear from kids, teenagers, and young adults who are already creating change and building the world they want to live in.


That’s one of the reasons we started this Foundation—to connect those young people with opportunities to lead the charge.

And that’s why we’re so excited to share this opportunity with you today: We’re calling for 30 young leaders to join the new Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator.

Led by CIVICUS and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Accelerator will provide funding, technical support, and mentorship—totalling up to $30,000 each—for up to 30 young leaders.

We’re proud to be involved. Together with the George W. Bush Institute, Restless Development, and Action for Sustainable Development, the Obama Foundation will serve on the steering committee for this new initiative.

The Accelerator aims to support young leaders or youth-led organizations whose work tackles the first six Sustainable Development Goals: ending poverty and hunger, advancing global health and education, and expanding gender equality and access to clean water and sanitation.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, then please check out the full criteria and apply here.

We’re so proud of all the young people we get to partner with, and hope this opportunity can help support the great work they’re already doing.

Thank you,

The Obama Foundation

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