The Bold Fellows Initiative is an ongoing effort to train a global network of facilitators to deliver the BoldLeaders Methodology to schools, organizations and communities. Read profiles of some of the Bold Fellows below, or click on the buttons for more information, including a map of their efforts!

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[ultimate_modal modal_title=”Bold Fellows Initiative” btn_size=”lg” btn_bg_color=”#7a7a7a” btn_text=”Bold Fellows Initiative” modal_size=”block” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ content_text_color=”#005596″ btn_txt_color=”#ffffff” header_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” header_font_size=”desktop:23px;” header_line_height=”desktop:24px;” content_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans”]The Bold Fellows Initiative was our plan recruit and train 50 Fellows from Colorado and around the world to deliver unique, formative workshops to teens, educators, community groups and non-profit organizations.  Our goal was to have the 50 Fellows reach 5,000 participants by December 2017.

As of July of 2017, we are at 62 Fellows who have already worked directly with 21,000 people!  

The initiative involves training and support – both in person and virtually through our new online portal – and includes access to all the materials and education needed to deliver our unique methodology. The BoldLeaders Framework transforms individuals, institutions and community groups through an intuitive, human-centered approach that radically shifts understanding of our self and others. When the Fellows work with educators, community groups, young people or organizations, they are helping people create a substantial “tool box” to grow learning, development and self-agency.[/ultimate_modal]

BoldLeaders Senior Fellows

These Fellows are Causing Bold Leaders around the world! They have undergone rigorous training and are dedicated to bringing alternative responses to schools, workplaces and communities.

[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” image=”id^1339|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^charlie-2|description^null” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484680808788{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Charlie Smith” pos_in_org=”Senior Fellow”]Charlie is a long time educator, film director and facilitator.  Director of the One Step Beyond documentary (see trailer here), as a Senior Fellow Charlie helped develop the BoldTalks workshop that he then delivered with other Fellows to hundreds of people in South Africa and Tanzania.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” image=”id^1322|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^acts-and-masks-humairaa-laugh|description^null” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484680889420{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Humairaa Mahomed” pos_in_org=”Senior Fellow”]Humairaa has been a driving force behind the creation of BoldLeaders South Africa and has grown into a tremendous facilitator.  Inspired by the possibility for dialogue about issues that matter, Humairaa is dedicated to causing relational spaces among diverse people to talk about communal aspects of South Africa.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” image=”id^1365|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^good-vg|description^null” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484680253999{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Oyite Tung” pos_in_org=”Senior Fellow”]Oyite is the Executive Director of the award winning Tanzanian NGO Voice Giving, and the President of the Tanzanian-USA Alumni Association.  He has generated and facilitated more than 20 workshops with diverse groups in Dar es Salaam and Arusha and continues to be passionately involved in civic participation and building the voice of the community.[/ult_team]

Bold Fellows

These individuals are getting trained to generate and facilitate workshops with schools, community groups and organizations all around the world. In 2015 alone over 23 separate groups were worked with in five different countries by the work of these Fellows!

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[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484681459821{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Ayanda Ngobeni” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1858|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^ayandacu|description^null”]Ayanda has worked with groups from Nigeria and South Africa and is nearing the end of her university work now in Johannesburg.  As a Bold Leader from 2012, she has continued to leave a lasting impact wherever she goes![/ult_team]
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Jack is currently at Carelton College after spending time in Paraguay.  Whether it is initiating unique conversations with classmates or exploring new concepts through rigorous personal testing, Jack is applying the BoldLeader Principles to his everyday life.  Check out his blog here.
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484681968630{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Shafii Ally” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1652|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^for-edu|description^null”]Shafii has been with BoldLeaders since 2010 as a participant, program organizer and now trained facilitator and BoldLeaders Fellow!  He has worked with groups throughout the Dar es Salaam and Arusha area’s including corporate clients.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484682046957{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Brian Mchunu” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1860|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^brian-mchunu|description^null”]Brian has been a driving force in Causing Bold Leaders in South Africa since he participated in 2010!  A committed social entrepreneur, Brian works with numerous community organizations, facilitates several of the BoldLeaders workshops and is the Program Manager for the Durban area for BoldLeaders South Africa.[/ult_team]
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Phumlani began working with BoldLeaders after participating in a U.S. State Department program in 2010 and now is a veteran facilitator having worked with numerous groups including the Johannesburg Youth City Council.

[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484682322481{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Xolani Sampies” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1868|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^xolani-headshot|description^null”]Xolani is a committed educator and community advocate who has worked in multiple capacities at intensive youth service agencies in South Africa.  A BoldLeader Educator participant since 2011, Xolani is a trained facilitator, community organizer and stakeholder for BoldLeaders South Africa now living in the Western Cape.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484783073908{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Yentel LeRoux” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1813|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^great-yentel-participating|description^null”]Yentel is a Bold Leader from 2011 who lives and studies in Pretoria.  A vibrant facilitator and community engagement specialist, Yentel has a passion for young people, education and the communities she is a part of.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” image=”id^1862|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^izzy-one-step-beyond|description^null” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484682475661{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Izzy Thieme” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow”]Izzy has been a Bold Leader stakeholder and participant and for the last five years and now as a Fellow she is traveling the globe hosting BoldLeader workshops!  Engaging and dedicated to conversations that matter, Izzy is a passionate advocate for youth voice and education.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484682718781{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Bhekithemba Mbatha” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1859|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^bheki|description^null”]Bhekitemba, a vibrant political activist and student in Johannesburg, has facilitated many BoldLeader workshops in the past two years.  Since his work with the Johannesburg Youth City Council and the BoldLeaders program in 2009, Bheki has been involved in community dialogue and engagement among young people in South Africa.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484783130119{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Patrick Lelesimou” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow” image=”id^1896|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^patrick-lelesimou|description^null”]Patrick is a BoldLeader from 2007 who has continued working as a leader in his community to mentor young people, develop leadership programs for youth and support dialogue efforts among the Samburu in Kenya.[/ult_team]
[ult_team img_hover_eft=”” team_member_align_style=”left” social_icon_effect=”” image=”id^1869|url^|caption^null|alt^null|title^sehej-n-mariyatu|description^null” team_css=”.vc_custom_1484683432739{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #d6d6d6 !important;}” name=”Sehej Johar” pos_in_org=”Bold Fellow”]Sehej, a student at Syracuse University, is a participant from the American Youth Leadership Program with Uganda.  She facilitates programs for her peers to build community and dialogue.[/ult_team]