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Thrive Academy – A Leadership Program in Social Innovation

August 10, 2014 - August 17, 2014

The Thrive Academy is a 7-day leadership training intensive that serves as a powerful launching pad for the Thrive Fellows program offered by Generation Waking Up. Fellows will build community together, develop foundational knowledge and skills, and create a Thrive Action Plan for their journey ahead.
The Thrive Fellows program is a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a diverse cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Social innovation is the process of generating novel and creative solutions to complex challenges. As Buckminster Fuller aptly stated, “You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Each Thrive Fellow will embark upon a yearlong journey that includes personal development, team building, community engagement, collective learning, and collaborative action, by applying the most promising tools and capacities of our time to generate creative solutions to complex challenges.To learn more about the Thrive Fellows program, of which this session is a part, visit Generation Waking Up’s website.

Lodging and food for the Thrive Academy are included in the total cost of the Thrive Fellowship program.

Airfare and ground transportation for attending the Thrive Academy must be covered by each Thrive Fellow, in addition to the cost of the yearlong program.

Sliding scale $1,500 – $2,500 – Includes all fellowship costs along with the training materials, food, and lodging for the Thrive Academy. Does not include travel or transportation for attending the Thrive Academy or the final weekend Thrive Fellows Retreat (details TBD). Scholarships and fundraising support are available. Apply for scholarships on the training application.

Thrive Fellows is a program of Generation Waking Up (GenUp), a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California that is igniting a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world. Learn more about GenUp at www.generationwakingup.org.



August 10, 2014
August 17, 2014