Helping Young People Change The Planet
Named "One of the best leadership educators in the country."
Winner of the Outdoor Industry's "Inspiration Award."
- Followed by 70,000 people in 167 countries.
- CGL fellow wins the DoSomething.org award.
- CGL highlighted by Responsibility Project. More...
Unleash Your True Power and Greatness... CGL finds, coaches, and connects the young leaders who are making a difference on the planet.
Who We Work With... Our young leaders are inspired social entrepreneurs, environmental entrepreneurs, and grassroots for-proft entrepreneurs. People who are changing the way our world works.
Fun and Adventure... Changing the way our world works is meant to be a fun and epic life adventure, not somber martyrdom. We work with some of the coolest people in the coolest places around the planet.
How it Works... It is really pretty simple. 1. You have come to us with an idea that improves lives and/or the planet (locally or globally). 2. We give you world class skills, tools, connections, and help you execute your idea. 3. You pass it on - training and helping other change makers to do the same.
Our work focuses on 5 key areas required for economic development (all five are required at local levels):
- Key infrastructure (heavy emphasis on technology)
- Safe water and Sanitation
- Agriculture and the Environment
What others are saying...
"One of the best leadership educators in the country." - Outdoor Industry
"Some people like money, but my dream is to change education for girls." - Mary, village student from Tanzania
"CGL's work will help create a poverty-free world." - Mukunda from Nepal
"We are designing meaningful projects to help my family thrive." - Charles, former street-child from Tanzania
"This is the coolest thing I've done in my life." - Will from Nashville
"I had the best time, with the coolest people in the world. I learned so much about myself." - Dan from Houston
"It was an amazing and eye-opening experience that I would do again in a heart-beat. The combination of learning and outdoor action was perfect." - Alyssa from Tufts University
"I don't usually find myself opening up this much. The dynamics of this group were so different and supportive that it created the perfect learning atmosphere - that and the river." - Emily from Whitman College
"Incredible people, awesome sights, and great adventures. Ton's of deep thinking and realization. A new begining for me." - Brian from Park City
"So fun. Everyone had a chance to get really close through all the adventures. The group closeness made opening up to others and myself easy - I could really learn and take everything in." - Hannah from Colorado State University
"One of my top 10 life experiences." - Braxton from Nashville
"CGL's founder is the best executive I have ever worked with." - William, Fortune 500 Executive and CEO
"CGL's founder is a person of vision & great character. He builds bridges for teams to succeed at the highest performance levels in complex global environments." - Ramses, General Manager in Mexico
"CGL's founder is a forward thinker. His indomitable spirit and keen intelligence are outshined only by his kind and compassionate heart." - Lisa, inspired mother of three from NY