Global Potential transforms youth from under-served communities through education, service learning and cultural exchange into globally competitive leaders of positive change in their lives and communities.

Feedback From Fellows of 2013-14

It was absolutely incredible. It gets better every time!
— Jessica De La Pierre Joseph GP Youth, New York 2014

Three Phase Program

In 9 years of operation, Global Potential has refined its winning methodology. Our program is composed of 3 dynamic phases over a period of 15 months: preparation and mentoring for 6 months; cultural immersion in a rural village for 45 days; and integration and mentoring to fully absorb what was learned.


Phase 1: Preparation

GP fellows first participate in 6 months of weekly workshops with other youths, volunteers and staff. Workshops are based on a 4 module curriculum: global preparedness, social entrepreneurship, community service, and advocacy.


Phase 2: Immersion

GP fellows experience 1.5 months immersed in a rural village in Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, or Senegal.


Phase 3: Integration

This is followed by 9.5 months of individualized and group support and coaching based on the passions and abilities of each youth.


A global movement of active and high impact young leaders transforming themselves and communities for good.

Our Supporters

We’re very proud to have the support of some amazing sponsors and supporters. Thank you all!!

Mayoral Recognition

On July 15, 2015, several Global Potential team members were honored by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for their volunteer service to the city. Global Potential proudly thanks staff members Frank Cohn, Christelle Enoh, Jennifer Lucas and Sara Seber and board members Anastasia Thatcher, Amy Lee, and Stephen Burns for their commitment to our mission!