Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders Program 2019 – NY, USA (Fully-funded)

The Global Teen Leaders Program 2019 is open for applications. Three Dot Dash is looking for the next Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) – those who have identified a problem and a solution, and have taken direct action. Three dot dash powers the most influential social entrepreneurs between the ages of 13 -19, who have found a solution or innovation to address a basic human need. Selected GTLs will attend the 10th Annual 2019 Just Peace Summit Will Take Place On… March 5-18, 2019 In New York City.

Global Teen Leaders are people who are doing extraordinary work that helps meet one or more of the basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, education, safety and the environment — thus, creating a more peaceful society. They are carefully selected through a Nomination Process and invited to attend the Just Peace Summit and participate in the yearlong Three Dot Dash Initiative.


Do you know a young person tackling an issue related to education, the environment, health, safety, shelter or water? What about technology, innovation or human rights? Do them (AND THIS WORLD) a favor and Nominate today.


About Three Dot Dash

Three Dot Dash® is a global initiative of the We Are Family Foundation® designed to recognize and support the efforts of Global Teen Leaders around the world who are actively working on projects that promote a more peaceful society. Inspired by the late 13-year-old poet and peacemaker Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Three Dot Dash is an innovative year-round leadership and mentoring program that teaches teen leaders how to “tell their stories” effectively using various forms of media in order to accelerate their leadership potential, advance their projects, mobilize peers and amplify their work to broader audiences around the world to take action.


All air/train travel, visa fees, hotel, meals and ground travel in NYC will be paid for by We Are Family Foundation for selected GTLs.

Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders Program Eligibility

Potential GTLs must meet ALL of the following qualifications and requirements:

  • Age 13-19 (at time of the 2018 Summit)
  • Project or organization addresses one or more basic human need(s)
  • Founder of your own project or organization
  • Committed to growing your work and impact now and in the future
  • Already achieving tangible results
  • Speak and write English proficiently
  • Able to travel to the United States
  • Participate during the entire Summit (no exceptions)
  • Be nominated by a qualified Nominator (SEE BELOW)

How to Apply for Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders Program

In order to apply, potential GTLs must be nominated by one of the following qualified Nominators:

  • Three Dot Dash Coalition partner
  • GTL Alumni
  • Mentor Alumni
  • A staff member at an educational institution
  • A member of the We Are Family Foundation staff
  • A member of the We Are Family Foundation board
  • A member of the Three Dot Dash Just Peace Summit team

Each year Three Dot Dash receives hundreds of applications which our internal selection committee reviews during Round 1. Qualifying applicants are then sent onto Round 2 where an external selection committee, consisting of 3 GTL alums, 2 Mentor alums and 1 expert within our global network makes the final 25-35 GTL selections (10 applicants are selected as “Alternates” in the event that any selected GTLs are unable to participate for any reason). All finalists will participate in a series of Skype interviews with the Three Dot Dash Team prior to receiving an acceptance offer.


An application is complete when both a NOMINATOR FORM and a NOMINEE FORM are completed and submitted by the application deadline – September 15, 2018 at 12:00pm EST.

For more information, visit Three Dot Dash.

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