How Trailblazer Works
Trailblazer: a person who makes, does, or discovers something new and makes it acceptable or popular.
The program has 3 key components: Training, Action and Recognition*:
- Training @ the enke: Trailblazer Launch Workshops – The Trailblazer Program kicks off with 5 days of introductory training in community-based workshops. Content covers personal leadership development and a guided process through which each participant develops a Community Action Project (CAP) to address a social issue. In addition, this is accomplished through youth-to-youth program delivery, inspirational guest speakers and individual feedback.
- Community Action & Support – The Community Action Project (CAP) each participant designs at the Forum is the main focus of the program. A CAP is totally designed, owned and executed by the participant, and they carry it out over the 9 months of the program, in any community they choose, addressing a social challenge they face, with whatever creative idea they come up with.
- Recognition – The enke: Trailblazer Program concludes with a one-day celebration event where participants can reconnect with their peers, reflect on their experience and be recognised for their effort. Trailblazers also receive letters and certificates of recognition and completion for their work.