A NEW APPROACH TO BUILDING COMMUNITY
New Community Builders is an e-course for individuals interested in community building, culture, and collaboration.
In this program, participants learn the fundamentals of community building: from defining purpose and governance to inclusive community design to marketing and engagement strategies and more!
This program is ideal for emerging community builders 15 years old and older, based in North America.
New Community Builders is a hybrid e-course. A blend of self-guided and cohort-based, our team works to create a custom learning pathway for every participant's needs and schedule.
This program includes workshops, guest speaker sessions and independent activities along with opportunities to tap into the wisdom of 2SWIM's extended community of professionals working in fields such as technology, art, community organizing.
FROM OUR STUDENTS
“The program has definitely helped me...[be] intentional about designing communities for inclusion...I'm starting to think about community as a living, growing being as opposed to something that is static.”
“My favourite part of [the program] was being able to meet new people across North America, I love having deep and daring conversations, especially with other youth.”
“Being a part of this program was the best decision of my summer.”
New Community Builders is available for three age cohorts.
Youth (15-19 years old)
Young adults (20-25 years old)
New Community Builders is free for youth and young adults thanks to our generous sponsors.
There is a sliding scale in place for professionals, and community support available for those who need it.
SEE THE RESULTS
2SWIM offered New Community Builders in the summer of 2020 and program participants saw incredible results.
Take a look at our impact report.
GET IN TOUCH
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