Some people are happy to keep living in the world as it exists today; others dream of a more beautiful tomorrow.
Some dreamers just dream; others work to materialize their dream by pursuing change.
Some eventually give up their change effort, because change is hard; others strive on in their quest to advance humanity.
Some among these relentless change agents wish to alleviate humanity’s outer hunger by building a more prosperous world, where more and more people will enjoy freedom, justice, basic income, and a long life. Others go deeper. They wish to serve humanity’s inner hunger, the hunger for joy, love, meaning, growth and understanding by building a more principled world. They recognize that the more people develop strong mental, moral and social fibers, the less they will experience war, greed, violence, social divisions, injustice, loneliness, mental illness, drug addiction, environmental damage, chronic disease, and the other ills that we struggle with today. They focus on kindling humanity’s inner flame to make people’s lives more luminous from within. Besides chipping away at society’s flaws, they are committed to smoothing out their own rough edges.
These are the changemakers we honor at Mentora Foundation, and these are the changemakers we aim to forge.
If you’re a current college student and feel a deep stirring to create this kind of change in yourself and the world, we invite you to apply for Mentora’s Youth Changemaker Fellowship. Youth Fellows go on a 12-14 month journey where they gain life-changing principles, tools and experiences to deepen their inner mastery and expand their outer impact, while building a lifelong fellowship with talented peers, gaining hands-on experience in changemaking, and learning from Mentora faculty and mentors – people with extensive experience and accomplishments in the research and practice of changemaking across many disciplines and contexts.
Here is a sampling of activities you will engage in during your time in the Fellowship.