U.S. Embassies around the world nominate individuals with leadership skills, experience in the sports sector, and a drive to make change in their home countries. GSMP participants, or delegates as we call them, are then selected by our team and the DOS and matched with mentors from U.S.-based organizations.
During an immersive, three-week mentorship, delegates cultivate leadership and business skills from top-executives at host organizations like Google, ESPN, Disney, and the USOC. Experiences in an American sports environment provide opportunities for personal and professional growth and help expand their vision for change.
During their mentorship, delegates also craft strategic plans to put into action upon return to their home countries with the common goal of creating sports opportunities for underserved populations. At the conclusion of the GSMP, delegates present their action plan to peers, mentors, partners, and the DOS.
Delegates then return to their home countries to implement their initiatives, share lessons learned with others, transform communities by providing access to sport where none previously existed, and become ambassadors for sport as a tool for positive social change.