There are many young people who want to make a difference in the Sacramento community, but don’t know where to start. There are, however, many avenues to better the capital city if you know where to look. One such opportunity is the Global Shapers Community of Sacramento. The organization, launched by the World Economic Forum in 2011, is looking for young entrepreneurs in the area who want to make a lasting impact on their community.

“Shapers are united by a common desire to build a more peaceful and inclusive society,” says Justin Knighten, a founding member of Global Shapers Sacramento. “The Sacramento Hub aims to undertake local community projects and help connect the Capitol Community to larger conversations and priorities occurring beyond our city’s borders.”

Global Shapers has “Hubs” in over 150 countries, and seeks to engage the youth in each Hub to represent those communities. Future leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and young philanthropists are encouraged to apply to the Sacramento Hub and Shapers. The Global Shapers program is fuelled by the idea that it is the dedication and energy of talented youth that can make the biggest difference, locally and elsewhere.

The Sacramento Shapers Hub is now accepting applications, but time is running out. All applications must be submitted by February 9th, so if you or someone you know is interested, click here.

For more information about the Global Shapers Community, click here.

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