Youth Partner Profiles

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Blacks in Technology
  • Last Mile Education Fund
  • Ashesi University
  • University of the West Indies
  • ICTC CTIC
  • Simplon
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is known for its commitment to providing accessible quality education primarily to students from economically challenged backgrounds. As the largest university in the Philippines in terms of student population, it offers a wide range of academic programs through traditional and open, flexible, or distance learning models. The university serves as a beacon of hope for "Scholars of the Nation" (Iskolar ng Bayan), including a diverse body of international students from various countries. PUP emphasizes not just academic excellence but also the development of employable skills and entrepreneurial capabilities among its students, aiming to transform them from job seekers into job creators. This approach aligns with PUP's mission to contribute to national development and poverty alleviation through education.

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. 

Africa

 

Africa

Benin

  • ALA – HALI Access Network
  • Université d’Abomey-Calavi

Botswana

  • ALA – HALI Access Network
  • Blacks In Technology
  • Wells Mountain Initiative

Burkina Faso

  • Université Thomas Sankara

    Cameroon

    • ALA – HALI Access Network
    • Blacks In Technology
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Ethiopia

    • MIT Emerging Talent
    • MPOWER
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Gambia

    • Ashinaga Foundation

    Ghana

    • African Leadership Academy
    • Ashesi University
    • Ashinaga Foundation
    • Blacks In Technology
    • University of Development Studies
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Kenya

    • Africa Careers Network
    • African Leadership College
    • Blacks In Technology Foundation
    • eMentoring Africa
    • Kakenya’s Dream
    • MPESA Foundation Academy
    • SolveSquad
    • SNHU GEM
    • University of Nairobi
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Liberia

    • ALA – HALI Access Network
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Madagascar

    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Malawi

    • SNHU GEM
    • Wells Mountain Initiative

    Mauritius

    • African Leadership College
    • African Leadership University

    Morocco

    • INPT
    • Université Chouaib Doukkali

    Namibia

    • Ashinaga Foundation

      Nigeria

      • Blacks In Technology Foundation
      • Wells Mountain Initiative

      Rwanda

      • ALA – HALI Access Network
      • African Leadership University
      • SNHU GEM
      • Wells Mountain Initiative

      Senegal

      • Groupe ISM 
      • Université Cheikh Anta Diop

      Sierra Leone

      • Central University Sierra Leone
      • Wells Mountain Initiative

        South Africa

        • Afrika Tikkun Services
        • Maharishi Institute
        • SNHU – GEM

          Sudan

          • MIT Emerging Talent

          Tanzania

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Togo

          • EDULCOD Togo

          Uganda

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Zambia

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Zimbabwe

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Asia

          Asia

          Afghanistan

          • MIT Emerging Talent

          Australia

          • Generation Australia

          Bangladesh

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Bhutan

          • Wells Mountain Initiative

          Egypt

          • MIT Emerging Talent

          India

          • Akanksha Education Fund
          • Global Impact Initiative
          • Ismaili Professionals Network
          • Tech Mahindra Foundation

            Japan

            • Ashinaga Foundation

            Jordan

            • Education for Employment

            Kyrgyzstan

            • MIT Emerging Talent

            Lebanon

            • ESA Coding Lab
            • Jobs for Lebanon
            • Lebanese American University
            • SNHU GEM
            • Talent Beyond Boundaries

            Myanmar

            • MIT Emerging Talent

            Nepal

            • Wells Mountain Initiative

            Pakistan

            • Sarban Foundation
            • Ismaili Professionals Network

            Palestine

            • Wells Mountain Initiative

            Philippines

            • Polytechnic University of The Philippines

            Sri Lanka

            • Sri Lanka Technological Campus
            • University of Ruhuna

            Thailand

            • Wells Mountain Initiative

            Turkey

            • MIT Emerging Talent
            • SNHU GEM

            United Arab Emirates

            • Lebanese American University
            • MIT Emerging Talent
            • SNHU GEM

            Latin America

            Latin America

            Colombia

            • Sergio Arboleda University

              Honduras

              • Keiser University

                Nicaragua

                • Keiser University

                Europe

                 

                Europe

                Czech Republic
                • Ashinaga Foundation
                France
                • Ashinaga Foundation
                • MIT Emerging Talent
                • Simplon

                Greece

                • MIT Emerging Talent

                Italy

                • MIT Emerging Talent

                Ireland

                • Fasttrack into IT

                North Macedonia

                • Ismaili Professionals Network
                  Poland
                  • Blacks In Technology Foundation
                      Ukraine
                      • MIT Emerging Talent
                      • Ukrainian Global University
                      United Kingdom
                      • Ashinaga Foundation
                      • Blacks In Technology Foundation
                      • Ismaili Professionals Network
                      • MIT Emerging Talent
                      • MPESA Foundation Academy

                      North America

                       

                      North America

                      Canada

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

                      United States

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

                      Caribbean

                      Caribbean

                      Antigua & Barbuda

                      • University of the West Indies

                      Haiti

                      • MIT Emerging Talent
                      • Wells Mountain Initiative

                      Jamaica

                      • University of the West Indies

                        Trinidad and Tobago

                        • Blacks In Technology Foundation
                        • University of the West Indies