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Shawn Mendes' Foundation Co-Launches Global Citizen Academy, Providing $250,000 in Need-Based Scholarships

Shawn Mendes' Foundation Co-Launches Global Citizen Academy, Providing $250,000 in Need-Based Scholarships

Shawn Mendes foundation, The Shawn Mendes Foundation, is doing something wonderful.

The 21-year-old aims to “inspire and empower fans and today’s youth to bring positive change in the world and advocate for causes they care about” by partnering with Global Citizen Year for the Global Citizen Academy.

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The academy is a “first-of-its kind leadership experience for high school graduates from around the world to learn powerful and practical skills for a lifetime of social impact.”

The Academy will feature a “curriculum and high profile speakers focused on a range of social issues including racial justice, climate change, and human rights. SMF will be providing $250,000 in need-based scholarships to ensure that tuition is not a barrier to entry and students of all economic backgrounds can participate in the Academy.”

“Our world needs young leaders now more than ever,” Shawn said in a statement.

“It’s been truly inspiring to watch so many young activists use their voices. By working with Global Citizen Academy, my hope is that we can empower many more young people around the world with the resources and tools they need to make an impact.”

You can find out more about the Global Citizen Academy, and to apply for your spot, at GlobalCitizenYear.org.

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