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Distance Learning and Coronavirus Updates

MICDS is complying with the recommendation of St. Louis County's Stay At Home Order and has implemented distance learning. For more information about distance learning at MICDS and how MICDS is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.micds.org/coronavirus

Changemakers: Global Leadership Institute fosters human-centered, global competencies by enabling youth to critically examine and investigate Saint Louis’ local issues and challenges through the lens of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and, subsequently, take action. The MICDS and Inspire Citizens’ Student Changemaker Institute supports high school students in making an intentional commitment to diverse local and global communities through deep experiences.

By the end of the institute, Saint Louis youth will have established positive relationships and alliances with a diverse group of action-oriented youth from across the St. Louis community and beyond, critically examined community issues, developed a deeper connection with a specific local issue and/or organization and be empowered and enabled to make a positive impact on collective well-being and sustainable development through future service and/or action to help address local challenges. In addition, participants will have opportunities to reflect on the interrelationship of personal and collective wellbeing and develop positive communication skills.

Institute Overview

Four Pillars of the Institute

Leadership & Collaboration

Four Pillars of the Institute

Community Engagement

Four Pillars of the Institute

Sustainable Development

Four Pillars of the Institute

Systemic Transformation

Meet the MICDS Faculty Facilitators