Peer Mentorship


Learn from emerging young leaders at the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship

Mentorship is a vital component in preparing youth to become leaders and change-makers of today. The Peer Mentorship Program allows Delegates to connect with fellow young leaders and entrepreneurs who have become successful in developing their own social ventures. 

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Peer Mentorship for

Social Venture for Sustainable Development (SVSD) Seminar

The Social Venture for Sustainable Development seminar is an intensive university certificate-based mini-course developed and delivered by Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) with the support of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. The seminar is designed to introduce participants to the concepts, principles, and practices of social innovation in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to form or polish a social venture proposal.


Peer mentorship Objectives

Participants of the Premier and Academic Packages will have the opportunity to get in touch with Peer Mentors and get their advise on their social venture ideas ahead of the SVSD seminar.

The Peer Mentorship initiative aims to:

  • Strengthen the participants’ understanding of social innovation and what makes a social venture successful
  • Improve participants’ communication and presentation skills necessary in formulating and pitching ideas
  • Enhance the quality of the participants’ group project or proposals
  • Provide participants with opportunity for peer review of their projects or proposals

Peer Mentorship SCOPE

Before the SVSD Seminar (at home)

The Youth Assembly will connect you with other fellow participants in order to form a group of at least five (5) members.
As a group, you and your teammates will coordinate with one another to develop an idea for a social venture addressing a particular social issue.

Your group will assigned and connected with a Peer Mentor. The Peer Mentor will coordinate with you to find a time to meet virtually and provide advice and feedback on your social venture proposal.

During the SVSD Seminar (at FDU)

During the SVSD seminar at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), your Peer Mentor will meet your group in-person to guide you as you polish your proposal and help you prepare for your presentation on the last day.

On the final day of the seminar, the group with the most outstanding social venture presentation will be rewarded with the unique opportunity to feature their work during the 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly, as well as receive special certificates from FDU.

Peer Mentorship is included in: