Youth Partner Profiles

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Blacks in Technology
  • Last Mile Education Fund
  • Ashesi University
  • University of the West Indies
  • Simplon
  • UCD Women + in STEM

Southern New Hampshire University

A GEM student at SNHU represents determination and resilience, being refugees seeking education amidst challenging circumstances. Through SNHU's Global Education Movement, they access tailored online education from various locations, including Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Lebanon.

This competency-based system allows them to progress at their pace, mastering specific tasks and projects. With support from partner NGOs and academic coaches, these students earn internationally recognized degrees, equipping them with skills for the global market. GEM's mission is to empower these students to transform their lives through education, leading to personal growth and economic development.

Blacks in Technology Foundation (BIT)

The Blacks in Technology Foundation is an organization dedicated to amplifying the representation and success of Black individuals in the tech sector. Recognizing the systemic barriers and disparities that Black students often encounter, the foundation undertakes a multi-pronged approach to provide both resources and opportunities.

They offer scholarships, mentorship programs, workshops, and networking events, all tailored to foster skill development, confidence, and industry connections. Furthermore, by collaborating with educational institutions, tech companies, and other organizations, the Blacks in Technology Foundation ensures that Black students receive the necessary support, guidance, and opportunities to thrive in a technological world, challenging the status quo and reshaping the industry.

Last Mile Education Fund

Last Mile Education focuses on supporting dedicated students on the cusp of completing their journey in technology education. These students are characterized by their commitment to a STEM-related degree or certification within the U.S. and are facing financial challenges that threaten their academic progress.

Whether due to a low-income status, ineligibility for U.S. Federal student aid, or other evident financial needs, these individuals are in a precarious position as they approach the finish line of their academic endeavors. Last Mile emphasizes its commitment to those currently located in the U.S. and explicitly encourages members and alumnae of computing talent pipeline programs such as NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, SWENext, and similar organizations to apply for their support.

Ashesi University

African Leadership University students are passionate and driven young people who want to make a positive impact in Africa and the world. They are ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who learn the skills, acuity, and vision needed to succeed in any field or sector.

They are changemakers who declare missions, not majors, and design their own education based on their goals and interests. They are learners who benefit from the guidance of world-class faculty, staff, industry professionals, and peers, as well as real-world experiences and internships. Finally, they are graduates who are prepared to take on fulfilling careers and join a vibrant, Pan-African community of alumni and friends

University of the West Indies (UWI)

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a remarkable institution that serves a diverse student population, including underrepresented students from over 80 countries. With campuses in Mona (Jamaica), St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago), Cave Hill (Barbados), Five Islands (Antigua and Barbuda), and the Open Campus serving multiple Caribbean nations, UWI offers an inclusive and comprehensive educational experience

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a neutral, not-for-profit national center of expertise with the mission of strengthening Canada's digital advantage in the global economy.

For over 30 years, and with a team of 110 experts, ICTC has delivered forward-looking research, practical policy advice, and capacity building solutions for individuals and businesses. Our goal is to ensure that technology is utilized to drive economic growth and innovation and that Canada's workforce remains competitive on a global scale.

Simplon Île-de-France

Simplon serves underrepresented students by offering free, intensive training in web coding and other in-demand digital jobs. Targeting primarily women, low-qualified individuals, long-term unemployed persons, youth from disadvantaged suburbs, the handicapped, and seniors, Simplon aims to bridge the gap in the digital sector where there's a stark underrepresentation and high demand for skilled workers.

UCD Women+ in STEM Society

The University College Dublin’s (UCD) Society focuses on supporting and promoting women and non-binary students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

The Society operates in three main ways: Social, Careers, and Outreach. The Social aspect involves fun weekly events designed to help our members unwind and meet new people. The Careers component focuses on preparing our members for life after college through various activities, including employer events, site tours, CV and interview workshops, Lunch and Learns, panel talks, and networking events. Lastly, the Outreach program connects with the younger generation through a dedicated primary and secondary school outreach initiative.

Youth partners by region

GMI partners with local nonprofit and university partners who support underrepresented students in 100+ countries. Underrepresented means very different things from one community to another. GMI partners have a deep understanding of local contexts and nominate students who would most benefit from a GMI mentorship. To see how our roster of youth partners selects students for mentorship explore our regional partners below. 



Regional Partners – Students in 39 countries represented

  • African Leadership College
  • African Leadership University
  • ALA – HALI Access Network
  • Ashinaga Foundation
  • Blacks In Technology
  • Digify Africa
  • MIT Emerging Talent – Refugee Serving
  • SNHU GEM – Refugee Serving
  • Wells Mountain Initiative


  • Université d’Abomey-Calavi

Burkina Faso

  • Université Thomas Sankara





  • African Leadership Academy
  • Ashesi University
  • University of Development Studies


  • Africa Careers Network
  • Elimisha Kamuka – Refugee Serving
  • eMentoring Africa
  • Kakenya’s Dream
  • MPESA Foundation Academy
  • SolveSquad
  • University of Nairobi


  • INPT
  • Université Chouaib Doukkali



  • Groupe ISM
  • Université Cheikh Anta Diop

Sierra Leone

  • Central University Sierra Leone


  • Falkiye Consulting

South Africa

  • Afrika Tikkun Services
  • Maharishi Institute


  • EDULCOD Togo


Regional Partners – Students in 30 countries represented

  • Ashinaga Foundation
  • Ismaili Professionals Network
  • MIT Emerging Talent
  • Wells Mountain Initiative


  • Generation Australia


  • Akanksha Education Fund
  • Global Impact Initiative
  • Tech Mahindra Foundation


  • Education for Employment


  • ESA Coding Lab
  • Jobs for Lebanon
  • Lebanese American University
  • Talent Beyond Boundaries
  • Saint Joseph University of Beirut
  • The Volunteer Circle


  • Sarban Foundation


  • Polytechnic University of The Philippines

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka Technological Campus
  • University of Ruhuna

Latin America

Regional Partners – Students in 6 countries represented

  • Wells Mountain Initiative


  • Sergio Arboleda University

El Salvador

  • Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN)


  • Keiser University
  • Global Shapers HUB Managua



Regional Partners – Students in 16 countries represented

  • Ashinaga Foundation
  • MIT Emerging Talent
  • Ismaili Professionals Network
  • Blacks In Technology Foundation


    • Bibliothèques sans frontières
    • Simplon Île-de-France


    • Fasttrack into IT
    • UCD Women+ in STEM Society


    • Ukraine Global Scholars
    • Ukrainian Global University

    United Kingdom

    • MPESA Foundation Academy

    North America


    Regional Partners – Students in 2 countries represented

    • Blacks In Technology Foundation
    • Ismaili Professionals Network
    • MIT Emerging Talent
    • MPOWER


    • The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

    United States

    • Akanksha Education Fund
    • Ashinaga Foundation
    • Bluefield University
    • Boise State University
    • Central Washington University
    • Colorado State University Global
    • Concord University
    • Delta State University
    • Highline College
    • Last Mile Education Fund
    • McDaniel College
    • Michigan State
    • MPESA Foundation Academy
    • SNHU
    • SNHU GEM
    • St. Mary’s College of California
    • UC Merced
    • University of St. Thomas Houston
    • UVA-Wise
    • Western Governors University
    • Western Washington University


    Regional Partners – Students in 10 countries represented

    • Blacks In Technology Foundation
    • MIT Emerging Talent
    • University of the West Indies
    • Wells Mountain Initiative


    • Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students