A Global Network of Changemakers

The Global Sports Mentoring Program

In support of the U.S. Department of State’s commitment to empowering underserved communities through sports, the Global Sports Mentoring Program develops lasting relationships through international cultural exchanges. This global network of changemakers uses sports as means of positively impacting their home countries. Building on the successes of the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program for empowering women and girls through sports, the GSMP is comprised of two pillars that draw on the strengths of past exchanges: GSMP: Empower Women through Sports and GSMP: Sport for Community.

We create inclusive environments where people of all backgrounds and abilities come together to change the world

We cannot achieve progress in business, government, and civil society if we leave any part of the world’s population behind. The U.S. Department of State’s Global Sports Mentoring Program is based on the growing evidence that women and people with disabilities who play sports are increasingly likely to excel on the playing field and in life.  Mentorship can play a key role in supporting all people—regardless of background—to contribute fully to society and transform communities on a global scale. Whether in business, academics, or sports, mentors can share their knowledge with emerging leaders supporting them to unleash their full potentials.

The Mission