The Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub is a vibrant community of individuals committed to taking action with the objective of improving the state of the world – with a particular focus on Frankfurt and its surroundings. We want to drive action through projects that foster collaboration, innovation, and smart solutions addressing current and future challenges of our society. We see ourselves as an organization building bridges between different stakeholders to drive positive societal change.
In our flagship project, Shaping Pathways, we aim to give underprivileged youth from Frankfurt and its surroundings a hand in transitioning into adulthood. In particular, we work with young people aged 13-19 y.o., who attend the lower tracks of the German school system and thereby remain exempt from many existing opportunities.
The centerpiece of Shaping Pathways is the so-called Buddy Program, in which we match adolescents with Senior Buddies, who are typically students or young professionals and serve as a reference person for all arising matters. Since 2023, Shaping Pathways is enlarging its focus on school-to-job transitions and aims to create practical and barrier-free formats to facilitate youth's information and labor market access.
Another prominent project in our Hub is our Sustainability Initiative, in which we work together to bring sustainability nearer to our local community. We are currently launching a website that enables shoppers to buy and recycle fashion items sustainably. Stay tuned for what is to come! :D
With our format, the NEXT B2B FORUM, and our strong network, we bring key stakeholder at one table to foster innovation and discuss key themes such as circular economy and gender equality.
Finally, we are currently preparing a new project: the Global Shapers Seminar Series in Frankfurt, in which we invite hand-picked speakers to share their learnings with our community and beyond. After each presentation, we engage in discussions about how to make the learnings more implementable in our daily lives.
In all what we do, we put our core values, HELP, TRUST and RESPECT at the center of our actions. In addition, we believe in the power of a strong network and empowerment of others. Therefore, we work closely together with other hubs internationally to increase our impact. Local action, global impact.
For more information on our Hub membership and projects, or for information on applications or transfers, please visit our website at: https://www.globalshapersfrankfurt.de/