Step into a network of like-minded young leaders and recognise the possibilities that exist within yourself as you learn about the fundamental humanity of those who change the world. By being selected as one of 40 Paragon Fellows, you have the chance to make your dreams of a brighter future a reality.
This groundbreaking leadership development program invites young, motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to apply.
Who is Paragon for?
Are you between the ages of 15 and 17 years old?
Enrolled full-time in secondary school?
Do you want to make a positive difference in the world?
Are you a team player who thrives in collaborative environments?
Do you see opportunity in challenges facing the world today?
Are you confident in representing your own ideas and opinions?
Are you available to attend a 20-day residential program in Turkey in June, 2021?
What will you gain from this experience?
LEARN FROM THE PAST TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Discover the fascinating culture and history of Turkey as you learn all about its early Ottoman, Byzantine, and Seljuk Empires and then apply these insights to create new solutions for the future.
UNLOCK A NETWORK FOR FUTURE COLLABORATION
Make lifelong connections with other students who will help you change the world in years to come.
JOIN A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED PROBLEM SOLVERS
Meet other passionate young leaders, go on exciting site visits and work together on fun challenges that combine your skills and talents to solve world problems.
DEVELOP LEADERSHIP CONFIDENCE AND REALISE YOUR POTENTIAL
Get personalised coaching from influential world leaders, learn from others and discover your own potential to become a future leader.
How to apply for the Paragon Program
Step 1: Fill in your name and email address below
Applications will open in the coming weeks, register your name and email address below to be the first to know when applications open. You can expect an email with a link to an external applications portal and the next steps.
Step 2: Initial Application
When applications are open, you will be instructed to download an app on your mobile phone and complete an initial application.
Step 3: Semi-Finalist Round
If you are named a semi-finalist round, there will be additional application questions that you will have to answer. This will consist of a cognitive assessment, video interview questions and a few short written responses. In addition, we will collect two recommendations from each semi-finalist. At least one must be a teacher, and the second can be a teacher, community member, mentor or peer.
Step 4: Shortlist Debate and Interactive Forum
Semi-finalists will be invited to discuss global issues with other semifinalists on an interactive forum where you can share your ideas and debate your opinions on big issues.
Paragon Application Timelines
15 August 2020 (11:59pm GMT +2)
Initial applications close
1 September 2020
1 October 2020
40 Paragon Fellows announced
Mid-2021 (dates to be confirmed due to COVID)
Residential Program in Istanbul, Turkey