Thursday, November 21, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

We are looking for two new Board Members!

About I Am Somebody! 

I Am Somebody! uses the art of storytelling to build diverse communities committed to supporting the development of youth leaders. Its goal: to build a network of strong relationships among individuals and organizations that results in integrated solutions to young people’s needs. It does this through a Partner Exchange Program, Community Building Program, Mentorship Program and Young Adult Rites of Passage Program. It currently reaches 250 individuals, 10 young adults and 15 non-profit organizations directly.

What does being on the board entail? 

I Am Somebody!’s board plays a key role in enabling the organization to succeed in its work and Board Members are seen as part of the integrated community we are creating. The Board offers oversight of legal and financial compliance but it also serves as a hands-on support structure for the staff team implementing the vision and work. This support structure may involve volunteering, problem solving at meetings, offering access to networks and resources or providing mentorship and advice to staff. The board meets every other month with email and one on one communication in between.

Who are we looking for?

To ensure continued diversity on the board we are currently looking for two non-white male board members; however, we will consider applications from any individuals who have a passion for this work.

We are looking for an individual who brings some of the following qualities:
- Assertive, active, decisive
- Quick to act
- Courageous, Perseveres, not stopped by hearing “NO”, risk taker
- Good motivator of others
- Driver, leader, passionate, integrity and is authentic
- Experienced with detail oriented tasks and large projects
- Seen as practical, dependable and thorough in task situations
- Helpful to others by providing planning and resources
- Moves carefully and follows procedures and guidelines
- Objective, evaluator, follows up

As a bonus, we would benefit from an individual who has expertise in any of the following areas:
- Marketing
- Legal Sector
- Fund raising
- Business/Corporate Sector
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Organizational development

Application process
To apply to join the Board, please submit a letter of intention and Curriculum Vitae to by 1 September. 2013.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Wilderness experience for women - Cape Leopard Trust Opportunity

Check out this amazing opportunity offered by our Partner, Cape Leopard Trust! Contact Elizabeth Martins at if you are interested in finding out more.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

From one somebody to another... Bimonthly May 2013 Update!

We hope you enjoy our bimonthly update, it has been an incredible two months and we're so excited to share the news with you! If you would like to view more photos from our North Rites of Passage camp visit our facebook album by Clicking here! If you did not receive the below monthly update via email and would prefer to have a pdf copy please send an email to 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March 23 & 24 Overnight Workshop Photos

During our two day workshop participants wrote statements of intention, identifying what they want to step into in their lives. They will use these statements to mark a change in their lives when doing a 24 hour nature solo at our upcoming camp.

Visit our facebook page for more photos: