Every day there are hundreds of ideas that citizens, particularly young citizens, come up with that could improve and reinvent our systems of law and justice. From ideas that increase literacy and representation to those that solve disputes creatively and quickly. Too many of these go unheard and unloved. With the death of the idea is the discouragement of the person behind it. We want to fix that. After all, the only thing more powerful than an idea whose time has come is a changemaker whose time has come.
Supercharge your idea with 30 mins of high quality mentorship
No Changemaker Left Behind is an initiative as mad as the ideas it seeks to mentor. Every Thursday afternoon, from 4 – 5 pm, proven business and social entrepreneurs will spend 30 minutes one-on-one with anyone who has an idea in law and justice, to and help them expand, refine and strengthen that idea.
If you’ve got an idea that you want to bounce off someone, do sign up for your 30-minute slot (slots are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis). If you know someone with an idea do let them know about this initiative.
The criteria to get a slot are three-fold:
- Have you worked on the idea for at least a month?
- Have you thoroughly researched your area of work and the problem you’re trying to solve?
- Do you intend to work on the idea part or full time for the foreseeable future?
If the answer to the above three questions is yes let’s do this.
Say hello to your potential mentors, each exceptional in their own crafts.
If you’re a proven entrepreneur and want to join this mentor group, please reach out to us. Let’s make that Thursday hour a genuinely happy hour!
The purpose of the NCLB program is to provide thousands of aspiring innovators with access to quality speed-mentorship. NCLB seeks to strike a delicate, and often difficult, balance between touching as many ideas as possible and making a meaningful contribution towards every idea.
If you’re contemplating applying to be a mentor then here is a small self-assessment for you before you apply:
- Would you regard yourself as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur i.e. you have created brand new initiative(s) independently or inside an organization?
- Can you help get an idea off the ground by helping the ideator test its boundaries, find creative pathways, test it quickly, identify potential collaborators etc.?
- Are you confident of providing the above-mentioned perspectives to both for- and non-profit organizations?
- Can you commit an hour of your time every week for the next 12 months?
- Are you willing to adapt your mentoring style to what is needed for effective speed-mentoring?