Worldhealer’s Emerging Leaders Program 


Worldhealer strongly believes that participation in the community is a key element in shaping our future leaders and that no program can be successful without the ownership and commitment to the community in which it operates. Designed constructed as a student–to–student mentorship program, the Worldhealer Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) teaches leadership, management, and organizational skills to participants, as well as encourages program ownership by local communities.

Participants in the Emerging Leaders Program are the backbone of Worldhealer’s service programs. By helping participants to be active in developing how they think, feel and perceive the world, participants surpass their limiting beliefs and other obstacles and in doing so, achieve sustainable and exponentially greater global success.

The Emerging Leaders Programs are run at the university level, welcoming college–age students, visiting international students and young adults to participate. Together, they create and lead global awareness workshops for younger age groups (grades K-12). The opportunity for older students to learn and pass on their knowledge, reinforces their learning process and forges the student–to–student mentorship program.

Under Worldhealer supervision, participants plan and execute all areas of the university leadership program. They further their leadership skills by practicing to run their program as a small business, therefore also learning entrepreneurship. By giving university students the opportunity to lead the program, they learn the skills required to manage each aspect of their “company”, have direct positive impact on their community, and gain valuable experience they can use to find sustainable, rewarding employment when they have finished their studies. 

The learning and teaching process empowers all participants to contribute to the wider world while:

  • developing crucial skills needed to adapt and respond to challenging and unfamiliar situations; 

  • encouraging desire to develop a clearer sense of self-identity; 

  • expanding interest in the larger global community;

  • broadening horizons;

  • embodying change in the world.


By inspiring creativity and social engagement, and empowering youth to have a voice in their communities, Worldhealer builds the leaders of tomorrow.

Click HERE to learn more about Worldhealer's Global Awareness Program at UCSB

 - Paris Mo, former student
"By generously offering me her time and energy, her friendship and her belief in me, even in the face of some of the hardest challenges I have faced in my life, Roxana has taught me that the boundaries between people are arbitrary and there should be no limitations on whom we can befriend and empathize with, as long as we can be respectful and find the right way to get to know each other without prejudice and judgment. She continues to encourage me to develop myself and empowers me to have the vision and confidence to start again when faced with setbacks. Her mentorship has assisted me to find clarity on how to better navigate life, laying down the foundation for me to be proactive in my progress. Thanks to Roxana’s dedication, I have developed stronger leadership, organizational and communication skills and have more confidence in myself."