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World Merit Prospectus

Our vision is to have people of merit reach their potential

The following pages show how your partnership

and to have a community of diverse talent collaborate

with World Merit will deliver benefits for your

across borders. The global citizens active in World Merit

organization. We will also show how your support of

are demonstrating and honing their entrepreneurial

young visionaries here will significantly help this next

spirit. We continue to grow an international community

generation produce the remarkable social and economic

determined to make a better world.

progress the world needs.

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Contents Ability > Opportunity The need for change

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The change makers

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Your role in change

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Develop With Us Merit Next

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Merit Action Projects

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Merit Incubators

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Merit Exchange and Work Experience

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Engage With Us

Marlou Hermsen, Netherlands [World Merit USER ID: 42551] Maria Astrup Jensen, Denmark [World Merit USER ID: 37634] Zita Luiten Netherlands [World Merit USER ID: 42493] Zaitoon Shah, Netherlands [World Merit USER ID: 37637]

Your Big Year

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Merit Online

30 - 33

SELF Development Program

34 - 35

Merit Month and World Merit Day

36 - 37

Merit Services Merit Marketing, Media, Technology

42 - 43

Merit Recruitment

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Linking Talent to Partners

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About World Merit 48 - 49

Leadership Team

50 - 51

World Merit Ambassadors

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Final Words

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CONTENTS

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Our History


A B I l iit y > O P P O R T U N I T Y

THE NEED FOR CHANGE

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There is a need... 54%

8x

357.7m

54% of Millennials (those aged

In Turkey, Iran and the United Arab

A total of 357.7 million youth were

between 18-30) do not believe their

Emirates the unemployment rate

not in education, employment, or

vote makes any difference in their

among university educated women

training (NEET) in 2010, and the

current political sytems.1

is more than 3 times higher than

number is increasing.3

that of men. Saudi Arabia is 8 times.2


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YOUTH

40%

OF THE WORLD’S

UNEMPLOYED

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2. Roudi, F. Youth Population and Employment in the Middle East and North Africa: Opportunity or Challenge? United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Adolescents, Youth and Development, New York, 21-22 July 2011 3. World Bank. Youth Employment in the Developing World – A profile: Data from World Bank Micro Surveys. mimeo. 2012. Washington D.C: World Bank.

ABILITY > OPPORTUNITY

1. Telefonica Global Millennial Survey, 2013.

4. Working with Youth: Addressing the Youth Employment Challenge. May, 2012. Geneva: International Labour Organization.

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The Change Makers For the first time in history the next generation of leaders will have the tools to collaborate instantly and widely. Some would say that that is a timely

What makes World Merit and our community

development as they are about to inherit

unique however is that we realize good

problems of a type and scale that few

citizenship is merely the minimum

generations have had to deal with before.

requirement. Taking action with integrity is at

THE CHANGE MAKERS

our heart. The people of merit here want us to ”We are a generation that is more connected

facilitate collaboration and build teams. The

and globally informed than ever before.This

people of merit here want us to support and

makes the potential for collaborative action

mentor the small steps that give experience.

and meaningful impact exponentially greater

The people of merit here want us to match

than it has ever previously been.”

their ambition and have us help ensure

Martina Buchal, Canada [World Merit USER ID: 1697]

opportunity matches their ability.

One thing is certain; to make global progress

”I think my generation needs to dare to

we need innovators, entrepreneurs, and

dream, to dare to believe that we are capable

leaders to come together more often and to a

of being change makers. After realizing that

greater depth. World Merit is bringing people

we can actually make the world better, we

together and we have found a huge number of

need to evolve from dreamers to doers. That’s

change makers with the determination to find

what I think young people need to do, at least

solutions across borders.

in South America and in my country” Hugo Salas, Peru [World Merit USER ID: 42614]

We believe that global citizenship is a vital concept to fight for, and we are looking for both individuals and business to stand up and

A B I l iit y > O P P O R T U N I T Y

be recognized that way.

Your Big Year Champions 2010

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Tamari Kashibadze, Georgia [World Merit USER ID: 2725]

World Merit at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Rio 2013

THE CHANGE MAKERS

Mahdi Hamdi, Tunisia [World Merit USER ID: 2490]

Daniel Stephen, Uganda [World Merit USER ID: 2961]

80%

62%

40%

of Millennials say they would

of Millennials believe they can make

of Millennials believe they can make

consider marrying someone with

a local difference. This figure is 82%

a global difference. This figure is

different religious beliefs.

in both North and South America.

62% in South America.1

love

optimistic

big thinkers

1

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1.

Telefonica Global Millennial Survey, 2013.

ABILITY > OPPORTUNITY

...they are a solution.


A B I liity > O P P O R T U N I T Y

YOUR ROLE IN CHANGE

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Charles Batte, Uganda [World Merit USER ID: 1759] World Merit Champion and winner of Your Big Year 2012.


you can tackle

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GLOBAL issues

you can deliver in

responsibility

YOUR ROLE IN CHANGE

SOCIAL you can lead

through merit

The following chapters show what we are delivering. They also show the benefits to society and to your organization of you joining us‌

ABILITY > OPPORTUNITY

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DEVELOP WITH US

Develop With Us I am self-aware which means I know I’m in need of personal development. I am intelligent and that means I know the world is in need of huge change. I am young and that means I will need guidance to reach my full potential. It will be soon my job to do well for the world and be a change maker. I am in this community to connect with people and organizations determined to make a positive difference on every level. Lindsey Corkhill, Australia [World Merit USER ID: 7704]


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FIND talent

HIRE talent

DEVELOP WITH US

HELP talent


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Merit Next Generation Leadership Program Merit Next is the annual flagship gathering of talent from the World Merit community. The first month long program will take place in June 2014. Beginning in London on June 1st, it will take delegates to Liverpool and the North West of England for the International Festival of Business before the group separates for a ten-day immersion in the world’s top organizations. Delegates will reconvene in Washington DC before concluding this unique program in New York City. The aim is to inspire thousands to take action and become eligible for this high profile life-changing initiative.

MERIT NEXT

Actions are always rewarded by merit credits; reaching a designated number makes people pre-approved for Merit Next. Our online development tools and mentoring will help build incredible profiles on Merit online. Profiles are searchable and as a World Merit partner you will select the participants for Merit Next. You will also select the best young talent from your organization or customer base to join this flagship program.

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Program Summary One Month

Three Issue Reports

Merit Next is to be held every

These are collaborative reports

June. As you will see in the pages

developed in conjunction with

following we have designated June

mentors and experts. They will be

as Merit Month. This is our flagship

published and delivered to partners

program.

and world leaders at program end.

Two Core Targets

Four Cities

Six Aspiration Areas

Delegates will produce a life-plan

2014 will be hosted in London,

Delegates will be aspiring to lead in

and also co-author an Issue Report

Liverpool, New York, and

Entrepreneurship, Business, Media,

that addresses a global problem

Washington. Future cities for 2015

Science & Technology, Politics &

and provides a suggest action plan.

and beyond to be announced.

Public Service, and Culture.

Five Ancillary Targets Delegates will also a) Expand experience b) make international connections c) enjoy cultural exchange d) have direct dialogue with influencers e) inspire others.

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Hundreds of month delegates. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for young visionaries and global citizens. As important as the international month itself is the journey to achieve a place on the program, and the continued follow up support by World Merit.

CONNECT

Thousands of day delegates. Each city we visit will host debates, lectures, pitches, and even concerts. These will be opened up to a much wider audiences of regional

MERIT NEXT

millennials and partners.

Millions reached and inspired. Our experience of running Your Big

DESIGN

Year, a World Merit program with a social reach in excess of 20 million, informs us what can be done to raise aspirations globally. The fast growing World Merit community will work exceptionally hard to be a part of this flagship initiative. It is the actions of motivated applicants in conjunction with the shared and streamed content of Merit Next that will reach

DEVELOP WITH US

and inspire millions. There are many ways for you to get involved in Merit Next and we are looking for your support and partnership. We want your help to deliver an experience that will create the leaders we want and need. For further information contact: next@worldmerit.org

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Merit Action Projects Bringing people of merit together in small teams often leads to big outcomes. Merit Action Projects bring

experience of sister organizations

share research with a large social

diverse and talented people of

Camp Leaders and Smaller Earth.

reach in the World Merit community

merit together to work on specific

Our World Merit staff and our Merit

and through other social media

issues faced by businesses and

Country Councils will also provide

platforms.

organizations. They are a focus

direct support in building a strong

group with permission to research

team for your Action Project.

chance for you to have external For either one or two weeks your

international support in addressing

Eligibility to Merit Action Projects

organization would have direct

a problem. They are also a potential

for our community is achieved

interaction with the best and most

opportunity to find, help, and hire

by earning merit credits. Merit

diverse team of 18-30 year olds

talent.

Online enables you to create the

in the world. The work before and

perfect team through its search

after the project will also prove

For further information contact:

function. Our member profiles are

of great benefit, particularly for

maps@worldmerit.org

continuously refined by our active

projects not marked as confidential.

individuals and developed through

Attendees using their new-found

utilizing years of recruitment

brand affiliation, will tell stories and

Bianca Benitez, Paraguay [World Merit USER ID: 8913] and Chiara Vergani, Italy, [World Merit USER ID: 1975] on a Merit Action Project.

DEVELOP WITH US

MERIT ACTION PROJECTS

and suggest change.

Merit Action Projects are a unique

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MERIT ACTION PROJECTS DEVELOP WITH US

Michael Teoh [World Merit USER ID:1231] being mentored on location by Vikas Shah, Founder and Editor of Thought Economics and visiting professor at the University of Lisbon.


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Merit Incubators Our first incubator is scheduled to open its doors to aspiring entrepreneurs in late 2013. To further support our global community World Merit plans to establish a series of incubators around the world, providing mentoring and support as well as accelerating investment to determined young entrepreneurs. The first of these, Merit Incubator Liverpool, will focus on stimulating business growth and start-up activity across Merseyside, with plans to soon

DEVELOP WITH US

MERIT INCUBATORS

replicate this model in New York and California.

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from great events, speakers and mentors to access to training and financial solutions. They will benefit from excellent technical and media facilities providing an entrepreneurial focal point for dialogue, sharing and innovation. With access to a virtual global team start up activity can be more productive and successful. By hiring a workspace or by simply becoming a

MERIT INCUBATORS

Merit Incubators will provide a wide range of services

member of a Merit Incubator entrepreneurs will be connected to a growing global community of talented and inspirational individuals and organizations who share our values and strive to be to be Entrepreneurial, Ambitious, Innovative, Collaborative, Proactive and Fair.

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WORK AND EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES

Merit Work and Exchange Experiences Short and long term cultural exchange and work placements to build the CV of World Merit members. The founders of World Merit,

Our work and exchange experiences

through their previous businesses

are aimed at developing the

Camp Leaders, Smaller Earth,

World Merit community and the

and International Connector have

communities where the exchange

collected twenty years of experience

project takes place.

and connections within the youth work and travel industry.

We have international work and exchange opportunities that are

The benefits of international

cost neutral and we are looking

internships and work experiences

for more. Strategic partnerships

are clear, with academic institutions

have been developed around the

and global companies looking

world for the delivery of these

for things that set candidates

experiences, but we are keen to

apart. World Merit places a high

evolve internships and placements

value on this type of experience,

with you.

particularly when it also involves cultural exchange and cross border collaboration.

Marcelo Vieira, Brazil [World Merit USER ID: 1131] on international exchange in the United Kingdom

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Community members on work placements in Chongqing, China.

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Develop With Us DEVELOP WITH US

There are many ways for you to get involved: •

Enrol your staff on Merit Next

Provide scholarships for Merit Next

Speak and communicate with Merit Next delegates

Hold a Merit Action Project for your organization

Mentor young entrepreneurs in our incubators

Provide Internships and work experiences for our community

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YOUR TALENT

THE WORLD’S

TALENT

TOGETHER MERIT NEXT A FOCUS GROUP

FOCUSED ON YOUR COMPANY

CAUSE

MERIT ACTION

PROJECTS

A PLACE TO

SUPPORT

ENTREPRENEURS OF

MERIT

MERIT INCUBATORS

SUPPORT

ENTREPRENEURS OF

MERIT

MERIT EXCHANGE WORK EXPERIENCES

DEVELOP WITH US

EDUCATION


ENGAGE WITH US

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Engage With Us To invest in World Merit is to invest in the next powerful generation. You’ll want to say ‘I was there, I passed the torch’ when we are on the global stage fixing the world for good. Veronica Cho, Canada [World Merit USER ID: 6552]


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YOU NEED TO SUPPORT THE

DETERMINED NEXT GENERATION

Your Big Year 2 champions meeting Sir Richard Branson at the Global

OF GLOBAL CITIZENS

Entrepreneurship Congress 2012.

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Your Big Year Our merit-based international competition to engage young people and promote entrepreneurship. Your Big Year is a featured event of

New Zealand, Sir Richard Branson

prize year as the World Merit

Global Entrepreneurship Week, an

and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Your

Ambassador. A year traveling to five

annual series of events endorsed

Big Year has been successful for

continents, working on community

by world leaders such as President

a number of reasons but mostly

programs, speaking at conferences,

Barack Obama and Prime Minister

because of the incredible energy of

and meeting leaders. All with the

David Cameron. Your Big Year

the diverse competitors.

purpose of showcasing the rewards

has itself engaged world leaders

We inspire engagement by telling

of entrepreneurial spirit.

including Prime Minister John Key of

the world about an incredible

Toby Jordan, New Zealand [World Merit USER ID: 867] meeting John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

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YOUR BIG YEAR

Your Big Year 1 Champions representing every continent

Adam Butterfield, USA [World Merit USER ID: 939] interviewing CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his big year

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Carielle Doe, USA [World Merit USER ID: 2784] Winner of Your Big Year 2010; on a wildlife conservation project in Zimbabwe.

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Your Big Year 1 In the inaugural run of our entrepreneurship engagement competition 24 champions representing 17 countries collaborated to win team tasks. The first two Ambassadors, Michael Teoh from Malaysia and Carielle Doe from the United States, were voted as winners by their peers. They won as the best of the competition, and were asked to represent the upcoming generation on their trip around the world.

No of Applicants

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YOUR BIG YEAR

44,489 Gender Split Female: 46% Male: 54%

168

countries & states

Age split 18-24

25-34

35-44

45+


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Your Big Year 2 The competition evolved in its second run and just 16 champions representing 14 countries made it to the London and Liverpool final. Our winner, Charles Batte from Uganda was unveiled at the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool, ending his Ambassadorial year at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio de Janeiro. He helped launched Your Big Year 3 from Brazil.

No of Applicants

60,249 Female: 44% Male: 56%

countries & states

18-24

25-34

35-44

45+

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Age split

YOUR BIG YEAR

Gender Split


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Merit Online Our bespoke online community and social media platform is to provide information, promote opportunities, and encourage connections and collaboration in line with our mission and vision. Currently, the World Merit social outreach has engaged more than 20 million people from every part of the planet and all our ongoing outreach and registrations will be driven through and led by Merit Online. It is the place where we will introduce you to talent and showcase your initiatives.

ENGAGE WITH US

MERIT ONLINE

Visit: hub.worldmerit.org

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Mentoring & Support

Milestones & Collaboration

After starting with a focus on building

A key element of Merit Online will

searchable profiles and facilitating

be the promotion and facilitation of

access to our various leadership

projects and setting of milestones.

programs, our online platform is

With talent and entrepreneurial ideas

developing a system of targeted

coming together from around the

mentoring.

world it is one of our key intentions to make the move from ‘talk’ to ‘action’

Mentorship will be from progressed

simple.

MERIT ONLINE

peers and also from knowledgeable leaders with expertise in many

Merit online makes it easy

different fields. The drive and

for members to search for

ambition of young members of

complimentary skills within the

the World Merit community will

community. It makes it simple to

be harnessed by the experience

invite potential co-founders or

of previous generations with our

those who can help make a project

developing tech making the process

successful. Goal setting and sharing

accessible, easy and valuable.

is simple, making international

Mentors and Merit Council members

connections is simple...

will also direct to a variety of services and additional support from World

...Merit Online, international

Merit and its partners.

collaboration made simple.

The only place online an aspiring leader can join, connect, and communicate with motivated people, from over 100 countries, all in one day.

ENGAGE WITH US

Mike Beach, UK [World Merit USER ID: 1378]

Tech designed and developed by

In its first month, Merit Online had over 60,000 posts, comments and messages from almost every country in the world. These numbers continue to grow.

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SELF Development Program S E L F D evelopment program

Our proprietary personal development framework designed to be our most accessible leadership tool. For many years, starting with the

personal growth. SELF is our way

The data and metrics that we

work led by coaches in and around

to monitor and evaluate that

compile through this framework will

Smaller Earth, and culminating

growth and provide a language of

enable us to identify people ready

in the Smaller Earth Leadership

achievement that graduates can

and perfect for Merit Next, Merit

Framework (SELF), we have

directly share on their profiles and

Action Projects and for your hiring.

developed structures and initiatives

with employers.

to support the personal growth of young people. SELF is a model

Thousands of young aspiring

World Merit will continue to use as a

leaders have already completed the

common thread and reference point

SELF-starter stage. World Merit will

throughout all our assets.

encourage the completion of the SELF-starter for its members and

All our experiential programs

further more detailed components

provide huge opportunities for

of SELF will be released shortly.

ENGAGE WITH US

Calvin Jodisi, Kenya [World Merit USER ID: 1203] contemplates how to present himself to Martha Lane Fox, Baroness of Soho and founder of lastminute.com.


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Smaller Earth Leadership Framework (SELF)

S E L F D evelopment program

Above is the visual representation of the SELF

Below are the participation statistics from SELF in the

development framework. It was designed in conjunction

years since its development. Confidence and leadership

with a team of consultants, life coaches and employers.

improvements have now been translated to hundreds

SELF has been integrated into the work patterns of a

of CV’s and resumés. We believe the process has

number of companies.

supported many peoples progress in to employment.

2012 2013 worldmerit.org

800 300 as of April

1200 projected

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2011

Number of people who have already completed our ‘SELF-Starter’ development program

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MERIT MONTH & WORLD MERIT DAY

Merit Month & World Merit Day June is Merit Month. June 30th is World Merit Day This is when we will provide an annual

and creative platform to showcase

rally call for our movement and

individuals and organizations of

coordinate our global community to

value and values. It will provide

create and participate in an increasing

an international focus on how the

number of worldwide events. These

upcoming generation can tackle all

events will provide content and

the different and insidious forms of

complimentary momentum to Merit

inequality.

Online. They will be designed to engage, partner, and further build the World Merit community. With our vision of growing opportunity and aspirations globally, Merit Month and World Merit Day is important to further our

Merit Month and World Merit Day are open to all and its banner and badge are to be widely shared as a way to bring people together and galvanize change.

reach and campaign towards both those ends. It will provide a varied

ENGAGE WITH US

World Merit community members celebrating World Merit Day (June 30th)

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ENGAGE WITH US

Engage With Us Engaging with our community is easy: •

Showcase your brand during Your Big Year

Work on your projects with our community on Merit Online

Benefit from our online leadership courses provided through SELF

Host a merit month event in your area

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BE A PART OF THE WORLDS BIGGEST COMPETITION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL

MILLENNIALS YOUR BIG YEAR BE AT THE CENTRE OF A

HUGELY

DYNAMIC COMMUNITY

MERIT ONLINE DEVELOPING LEADERS

EMPLOYEES

YOU NEED

WANT

SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

SHOWCASING

TALENT

ADDRESSING INEQUALITY

MERIT MONTH

WORLD MERIT DAY

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SERVICES

Merit Services I believe that we are the ones to best keep pace with technology and with developing ways of communicating. I believe we should be quickly integrated into the corporate world and the delivery of innovation and services. We are very capable and we will increasingly lead because of, and through, World Merit Ajten Eni Selfo, Albania [World Merit USER ID: 3007] worldmerit.org


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Merit Services The scope and ambition of World Merit necessitates the high quality delivery of many services. This raised a question, ‘if we truly believe that we

are tapping into the best and brightest young people, then doesn’t it make sense to use this talent ourselves ?’ The answer of course is that we will embed the most motivated and gifted into our growing organization. What’s deliver services for both World Merit and our Partners.

Merit Marketing Todays marketing needs to take

social media is second nature and

advantage of all the new channels

this coupled with traditional media

available to promote and market

channels makes Merit Marketing

brands, products and people. With

a clear choice, particularly when

the 18-30 year olds the use of

targeting this demographic.

Merit Media Raising the aspirations of millions

We will look to use our content in a

of people takes world class

way that showcases Merit Media as

communication. World Merit

a service delivery company. We are

is fortunate to produce large

looking to mobilize our community

quantities of strong content, and

and partner with academic

this has brought us into contact

institutions to provide young talent

with talented media professionals.

experiential learning.

MERIT MEDIA, MARKETING & TECH

more we are developing a series of ‘for profit’ learning companies that will

Merit Technology skills within World Merit, we believe

technology to provide ways by

that Merit Technology will also

which users can communicate,

provide solutions for start-ups

collaborate and mentor easily.

within the community, for partners,

Using the diverse experience and

and for new customers.

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Merit Recruitment and Employment Opportunities Finding the brightest and most enthusiastic young people on the planet and unleashing their potential. Our mentoring and internships

of individuals daily. The pipeline of

We urge you to join, support, and

will equip young people to be

talent for you will permanently flow.

engage with our community. The benefits to you and your

SERVICES

M E R I T recruitment

more employable and effective. For some this will mean unlocking

Taking action and gaining experience

organization will be access to the

the desire to start businesses; for

is what makes great profiles. These

best of a generation. People who

all it will mean the development of

profiles are the CV’s and resumÊs

have demonstrated a commitment

entrepreneurial spirit.

that should be sought after by HR

to personal development and are

professionals around the world.

connected with upcoming leaders in

Anyone who engaged with the

We will also be compiling references,

many fields. These are high quality

wider World Merit initiatives will

commendations, and evidence to

candidates who should be on your

be looking for opportunities to use

the strength of our people of merit.

fast-track management program.

the talents, skills and experience

These will all be accessible to those

they have built. Our global team

seeking to employ or collaborate

identifies and supports the growth

with genuine diverse talent.

Aspiring leaders Sujit Lalwani, India [World Merit USER ID:9565] Sarah Davies, UK [World Merit USER ID:1139] Crystal Cha, Malaysia [World Merit USER ID:22293]

Alicja Karalus, Poland [World Merit USER ID: 552] with mentor Tony Treacy

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LINKING TALENT TO PARTNErS

Sir Terry Leahy former CEO of Tesco meeting members of the World Merit community.

Linking Talent To You A recruitment service that also gives you benefits in PR and CSR. The people engaged in World Merit

For example the research from

would be perfectly placed to take

will be the influencers and local

focus groups like those engaged

your engagement beyond basic

and global leaders of the future.

during Merit Action Projects will

recruitment. Yes it’s about finding

The platform is aimed at a tight

give your business perspective from

the right talent for your business

demographic; focused on motivated

a variety of markets. The training

meeting your short, medium and

and engaged millennials (18-30 year

of your existing stars during Merit

long-term talent requirements,

olds) which means World Merit can

Next will be motivating for them

but there is a wider aspect to be

be used to gather specific data that

and productive for you.

leveraged here...

will further help your business.

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about world merit

About World Merit World Merit is the coming together of ideas and people. It is the place where entrepreneurial spirit will best manifest itself in a way that ignores borders and ignores unhelpful traditions and inequality. We want any person and any organization of merit to be featured here. We also want all members of this community, both emerging leaders and partners, to actively collaborate for positive change. Chris Arnold, UK, Co Founder [World Merit USER ID: 101]

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about world merit

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Our History

World Merit is the product of many years of working in youth development and cultural exchange. With tens of thousands of young people having completed international work and volunteer experiences, we have recognized the talent of the upcoming generation; we have also recognized the desperate need to offer greater more diverse support to them.

O U R history

1999

2009

Camp Leaders

Smaller Earth

SELF

First company founded by Chris Arnold. Annually sends thousands of people from all around the world to have cultural exchange and leadership experiences in the United States.

Founded to provide international experiences beyond the American Summer Camp model of Camp Leaders. It provides growth and job opportunities for youth in over 50 destination countries.

The Smaller Earth Leadership Framework was developed to structure, extend and formalize the life changing experiences being provided to the thousands of young people each year.

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2011

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Your Big Year

SEG

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A global campaign to engage youth in entrepreneurship. On it’s second run Marti Grimminck was asked to support the competition and this is where the concept of World Merit was developed.

Smaller Earth Group incorporates companies developed and acquired. This includes tech company Cleversteam the driving talent behind Merit Online. SEG has offices in 10 countries.

World Merit was formally incorporated in the UK in May 2012. Though many assets like Your Big Year and the SELF leadership framework were already in existence. An official launch date was set as June 2013!

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Chris Arnold, Co Founder [World Merit USER ID: 101]


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Leadership Team The link between experience and emerging talent. Though World Merit is led by our community with expanding country councils, and also by a team of young full-time staff in both the United Kingdom and the

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United States, we do have a leadership team of long time experience.

Chris Arnold,

Marti Grimminck,

Co Founder & CEO

Co Founder & Marketing

Chris’s journey as an entrepreneur has led directly to

Marti’s experience is in leading major events and

World Merit. His first companies, Camp Leaders and

latterly in her marketing company, International

Smaller Earth now send 6000 young people each year

Connector. This led to working with Chris to deliver the

on education, cultural exchange and work placements.

second Your Big Year campaign and from there it was

He led a worldwide youth engagement campaign for

a desire to create opportunities for a larger group of

Global Entrepreneurship Week, Your Big Year, that has

people that led to World Merit.

ultimately evolved to World Merit.

Mike Taylor,

Richard Burrows,

Operations

Finance

Former Deputy Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision the

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972. Founded

economic development company for Liverpool and

accountancy practice, Chadwicks, later acquired by

former general manager of Granada Television, Mike

Mazars. Was a senior partner of the Liverpool office of

was a lead supporter of the Your Big Year concept

Mazars with main responsibilities being the working

and also co-led the bid, with Chris, for the Global

with a wide range of OMB’s and high net worth

Entrepreneurship Congress to come to Liverpool, UK

individuals. Richard met Chris in 1999 and was the first

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accountant for Chris’s first company, Camp Leaders.

Joy McManigal,

Tony Grimminck,

Curriculum

Strategy

As manager of the Center for Civic Engagement

Is a graduate of Columbia Business School, having

Development at Bard College, New York, Joy has

previously been an officer in the Australian Army.

much experience in developing and delivering both

His experience was further developed in J.P. Morgan

leadership and exchange programs. Her entrepreneurial

before heading to Goldman Sachs where he worked as

background and Masters in International Relations also

an Investment Banker in the Technology, Media and

make a central part of the core team.

Telecom sector.

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San Francisco, USA North American Headquarters of World Merit.

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Marti Grimminck, co founder [World Merit USER ID: 102]


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VAST EXPERIENCE

GLOBAL REACH

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World Merit Ambassadors Jack Healey

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Whatever the campaign, be it to free

the youngest of eleven children,

Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest

achieving a master’s degree at

or to have the Universal Declaration

University, spending 10 years as

of Human Rights printed into all

a monk and 4 years as a Catholic

passports; Jack knows how to

Priest Jack Healey rose to be known

take action to make a difference.

as Mr Human Rights.

Through direct influence to the

s

on

From his role in the growth of Amnesty International and his leadership of the Human Rights

Money

Action Center, Jack has much experience and insight to share with the World Merit future leaders.

planning stages of World Merit he has already made a difference to us and we are hugely glad to have him as a World Merit Ambassador for Politics & Public Service.

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From a background of being

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Pia Cayetano Lawyer, Philippine Senator and Advocate for Equality. Pilar Juliana “Pia� Cayetano, is a Filipino lawyer, politician, and was the youngest woman elected Senator in the history of the

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Republic of the Philippines. Pia started out as a lawyer in a Corporate and Intellectual Property law firm after graduating from University of the Philippines. After stints as the Counsel general and Chairman of the Maxi Group of Companies she ran for Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in 2010. As an advocate for equality Pia has championed bills to promote Gender Equality and the Expanded Senior Citizens Act which alleviates the burden on the elderly amongst others that have a social agenda. In 2012 Pia established a established her own cafe, Slice, in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. This entrepreneurial project has continued to flourish and grow. Not satisfied with her hectic work

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routine Pia is also an accomplished Triathlete having competed at a high level for several years and with seven grueling Ironman competitions under her belt she is not a competitor to take lightly.

Pia is a World Merit Ambassador for Politics.

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Ashok Rao one of the largest international

Herb Kelleher, Andy Grove and Ted

with four successful high

networks of entrepreneurs. He

Turner transformed our economy &

technology start ups. He

said “When the world is in trouble,

quality of life, and unbelievably, even

successfully took one of them public

it is the Entrepreneur who comes

brought down the Iron Curtain.”

with a market cap in excess of $400

to the rescue. This has been the

million. He is currently the CEO of

indisputable case throughout

Excalibur Pictures, and produced

modern history, right from the

three feature films. He was the

Industrial Revolution in the 19th

President of the North-American

century, where entrepreneurs

operations of Enron Corporation

such as Thomas Edison, Alexander

from 1996/1997. Subsequently, he

Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers,

founded Trex Communications and

Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D

became a guest lecturer at Rice

Rockefeller, Henry Ford and Cyrus

University and a Trustee at Franklin

McCormick, ignited economic

Pierce University.

growth in the West. Similarly in the latter part of the 20th century,

Ashok is the President of TIE

another renaissance led by

Houston Chapter, and is currently

entrepreneurs like Sam Walton,

a Board Member of TiE Global,

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Fred Smith,

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“Once again, today, it is youthful entrepreneurs like Sergey Brin, Tony Hsieh, Evan Williams and Mark Zuckerberg, who are implementing game changing ideas and transforming the way we work, live and entertain ourselves.’’

Ashok is a World Merit Ambassador for Business.

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Ashok Rao is Serial Entrepreneur


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Giancarlo Esposito Actor, Director and Producer best known for his roles in such films as Do the Right Thing, The Usual Suspects and TV shows Breaking Bad and Revolution. Born in Denmark but growing up in

In Liverpool, Giancarlo spoke a great

Manhattan, Giancarlo first appeared

length about his passion to work

on the stage at the age of 8 as a

with the next generation ...

slave child in the broadway show “Maggie Flynn”.

“World Merit is the coming together of ideas and His advice for achieving success is people. It is the place where to make a career choice that reflects entrepreneurial spirit will your passion. Then work your craft a best manifest itself in a way little bit each day-even if someone’s that ignores borders and not paying you to do It. He advises ignores unhelpful traditions. ‘Try to balance your social life with We want any person and your educational (or professional) any organization of merit to life, and have patience.’ be featured here. We also want all members of this “Accumulating money has never community, both emerging been a real goal for me. Rather, leaders and partners, to I think about how to make every actively collaborate for moment of my life mean something. positive change.” What’s been my barometer for

success is my creative and spiritual growth - I measure my success by the quality of my work.

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Mariana Van Zeller Mariana van Zeller is an award-winning journalist and co-founder of MUCK Media. about world merit

Mariana is a Portuguese Journalist working from LA and amongst other things is a correspondent for the National Geographic channel. After graduating she moved to London and worked as a freelance journalist with her material appearing on several world renowned Television channels. In 2005 she became the producer of the Vanguard documentary series on Current TV. Mariana is perfect for our community and speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Arabic.

Mariana is a World Merit Ambassador for Media.

Mariana’s Documentaries and Awards: ‘Rape on the Reservation’ - Winner of the 2011 Livingston Award for Young Journalists ‘The OxyContin Express’ - Winner of a 2010 Peabody Award - Nominated for an Emmy for Best Long Form Documentary - Winner of a Television Academy Honor. - Winner of a Prism Award for Best Documentary - Finalist of the 2010 Livingston Award for Young Journalists ‘America’s Secret War’ - Finalist of the 2009 Livingston Award for Young Journalists ‘Obama’s Army’ - Winner of the 2009 Webby People’s Voice Award

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Jonathan Ortmans President, Global Entrepreneurship Week. Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Entrepreneurship Week, Jonathon takes a lead role in making sure the week inspires the under-30 generation to explore their entrepreneurial potential in more than 120 countries. Ortmans brings a wealth of experience to the field, serving as a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation where he advises on its global footprint.

Jonathan is a World Merit Ambassador for Media.

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“I have worked with Chris to deliver Your Big Year as a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week and an incredible initiative to engage youth in the thought process of starting a business. I’m proud to support this initiative and its drive to tackle youth unemployment through entrepreneurship.”

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Marc Kirst Brazil [World Merit USER ID:3710]

William Senyo, Ghana [World Merit USER ID:54778]

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Ajten Eni Selfo, Albania [World Merit USER ID: 3007]

Sintija Nicgalei, Latvia [World Merit USER ID: 24438]

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Veronica Cho, Canada [World Merit USER ID: 6552]

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It is not for us to relax or slow, nor stop nor drop to weakened knee, when faced by odious inequality. Not for us the mourning of dated dreams that mock and rebuke the last nights of life. Nor for us a cowering retreat from menacing medieval traditions or simplistic mistaken doctrines that render many unable. No, no, my friends, for us it is the opportunity to strive for goals, to meet aspiration with full-unhindered determination. It is for us to see all potential unshackled, to ensure those with ambition are released from inequity or insecurity. It is for us to lead the determined to others of merit and see that together they reach their fullest height. We will fight those who dare challenge our right to endeavor toward dreams; we will rise as a community of citizens to meet global issues, including those that grow to daunt others; and we will work for a world of merit. We will achieve.

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