Shawn Mendes and his foundation have started Global Citizen Academy on July 14th. A first-of-its-kind leadership partnering with Global Citizen Year. They hope to give experience and knowledge for high school graduates about social impact in the world. Shawn started the foundation in 2019.
Shawn Mendes Foundation’s goal is to create virtual learning platforms, focusing on social issues, such as racial justice, climate change, and human rights.
“Our world needs young leaders now more than ever,” Shawn gave a statement to the press release. “It’s been truly inspiring to watch so many young activists use their voices. By working with Global Citizen Academy, my hope is that we can empower many more young people around the world with the resources and tools they need to make an impact,” Mendes furthermore explained.
The foundation also has job opportunities for mentorship. The deadline for the applicants is on July 30.