ICO ALUMNI PROGRAM
ICO Alumni Program
What is ICO Alumni Program
ICO Young Changemakers is a carefully selected network of young people from the ICO alumni community who have found their inner power to create change for the good of all and are ready to step up and take on their role as bigger changemakers, youth influencers and co-leaders to not just directly create a positive impact, but also empower other people around them to become Changemakers.
Criteria for selection
- You have participated in ICO in the past and launched your initiative successfully.
- You are committed to contributing a positive change around you and become a Changemaker for life!
- You believe that every child needs to take initiative and solve problems, and for that, you are eager to co-lead and work towards ICO’s vision of empowering other children, to become Changemakers like you!
Nomination and Screening
Fill in the detailed application form (google form). Once your application gets selected, you will undergo an interview as the final step of screening.
Selection and Review
ICO Alumni Program is custom designed for each of its members. We give utmost importance to your interest, plan of changemaker action for change, learning requirements etc. A review discussion is set up upon your selection to arrive at the best fit design for you.
Join the Tribe!
The selected ICO Young Changemakers are inducted into a community and gain access to strategic mentorship, resources, media partnerships, and other opportunities from ICO (more details in the next section) to grow themselves, create positive change around them, and work towards empowering other children to be Changemakers!
What next after Selection!
Run your own Organisation/ Initiative
Grow your initiative that you started through ICO or start a new one!
Develop New Possibilities
Create opportunities within your own venture for other young people to step up and lead change.
Empower other Children
Influence children in your school and community to participate in ICO
Share your Story
Speak at reputed public platforms and share your story through media partnerships, social media, or blogs
Spark your Ideas
Come up with your own ideas to fuel the movement and test them in a supportive community
Grab the Opportunities
Participate in competitions, workshops, volunteering and internship opportunities provided both by ICO & other NGO to develop as a changemaker, contributing to a better world!
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What's in it for you
Step up as Change maker
Nourish and strengthen your changemaker skills by participating in various competitions, workshops, volunteering & internships opportunities provided.
Be in a network of amazing young changemakers, meet like minders, work, learn & grow together.
Channel your passion into efficiency by working as a professional, taking real responsibilities & contributing positive change.
Opportunities in the change maker sector
Get to know about workshops, competitions, public speaking forums, etc. and participate to boost your changemaker journey
Mentorship from Experts
Life-long access to mentors, who are indeed your friends, supporting throughout your changemaker journey.
Be recognised as an ICO Young Changemaker that can help you personally and professionally in your life.
We are looking for highly self-motivated students who already have a good understanding about l changemaker mind set by participating ICO. This younger changemaker community is to enable these individuals to continue their plan of changemaker action in order to become changemakers for life.
We provide space for each of its members to express their interest, learning requirements & plan of changemaker action. You will be provided access to ICO resources & opportunities that will help you in your changemaker journey.
If you are passionate about continuing your changemaker journey (started in ICO) and believe in the vision of ICO i.e. ‘Every child a Changemaker’, please do nominate yourself for joining the ICO Alumni community.
The program doesn’t have a determined time period. We are looking towards knitting a community of young changemakers and helping them in their changemaker journey.