How reverse-mentoring can help bring on “tsunamis of change” to the social impact world

Practices like reverse mentorship can serve as a powerful tool to boost young people into leadership roles and disrupt traditional power dynamics.

Why It Matters

As young impact leaders enter the social impact world, they need spaces to teach generations before them on what works for youth in the workplace in order to shape the sector for the next generation.

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Greta Reid, community catalyst at the Okanagan coLab is part of a learning group called ‘Disruptive Leaders’ where social impact leaders of all demographics come together to learn from and be mentored by youth. 

They engage in deep discussions about anything from homelessness to sustainability which is facilitated by young people like Reid herself, who push back on the status-quo. Reid says the group is in line with the idea of ‘reverse mentoring’ which involves a young person mentoring someone older or more advanced in their professional experience. 

“We’re coming into this disruptive leadership trai

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