Cynthia English founded Global Scribes to create an international peace movement for youth that empowers them to make a difference starting wherever they are. With members in 44 countries, the organization is off to a good start.
Interview with Cynthia English; Stine Philipsen; Archana Yengkhom, the CEO & Founder; Associate Global Director; Business Development Director; Scriber of Global Scribes: Youth Uniting Nations.
The following is the pre-interview with Cynthia English; Stine Philipsen; Archana Yengkhom. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
For-profit/Nonprofit: 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Revenue model: The goal for Global Scribes, Inc. has always been to scale & implement revenue drivers along the way. Creating revenue streams through B2B advertising, retailing GS branded merchandise, B-Corps & a For-Profit entity fulfilling the long-term sustainability of Global Scribes. Today, Global Scribes is establishing Pillar Partnerships across all regions with Corporations, Foundations & Philanthropists that believe in the GS mission to empower global youth as successful Global Citizens & Peacebuilders. With its private platform, Scribers World™, launched, revenue drivers include anonymous global data collection, GS Club fees & ‘White Space’ fees.
Scale: Scale Marker I: 2000+ Scribers (@250 active participants) // Scale: 17 GS Teams, 44+ Countries, 250 Scribers (fluctuating), Core Call 1 Time Zone 1Weekly Call // Sustained by CEO & Founder, Associate Global Director, Global Interns, GS Support Leaders (at every GS Club). With no formal marketing, Global Scribes has expanded to over 44 countries with more than 2000 youth joining the community. In the Proof of Concept Phase, GS Clubs have been launched at several schools & organizations throughout the world, including the North Carolina School for the Deaf. To date, GS youth (Scribers) have stood on the TEDx red carpet; won an honorable mention at The Blue Ocean Film Festival; represented GS at the iEarn Conference in Morocco MEARN); met with Ministers of Education; improved their English & other foreign languages through fun, youth-led activities; successfully launched GSIM radio on iTunes & Google Play; designed & launched the GS Boutique; created Apps; written personal creative stories prompted by the monthly Spark word; initiated & driven 17 GS Teams; interviewed personal heroes; set up GS Clubs at their schools & universities; and they are just getting started! With the capital in place to build Scribers World™ (GS cyber-secure private platform), sustain operations through scale & launch the global marketing campaign, the community will grow exponentially, allowing Global Scribes to reach its goal of 5+ million youth, representing every country of the world. To keep the integrity of the global program with the GS definitions of cyber-security and all-inclusive community, Global Scribes has pulled back growth until the private platform, Scribers World™ is in place -the prototype country grew so quickly across schools, organizations, hospitals & independent youth, etc it was unsustainable in the current fragmented structure.
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
Where do we go from here? In a world of global re-entrenchment, social isolation & lightning speed of technological evolution, how will our global youth be empowered stewards of our planet & build thriving engaging communities?
40% of 7.6 billion people are under the age of 25. 51% of the world’s youth are on Social Media platforms daily. Young Social Media users experience unusual and euphoric highs from peer posts reflecting ‘the perfect life’, but they also experience deep lows, social isolation and a feeling of unworthiness. Global Scribes was created to disrupt this emotional chaos by filling the gap in the market. Pioneering a digital all-inclusive global interface utilizing the very tool youth use every single day–technology–for positive youth impact. Global Scribes is rooted in giving a sense of purpose, digital competence & the 21st Century Skills needed to augment formal education, all whilst creating their own global network.
Problem- A divided world with global re-entrenchment; Social isolation on the rise among youth worldwide; Education not keeping pace with the speed & changes of technological advancement. Are we losing grip of a sustainable unified future?
Our Solution- Global youth breaking the fear of different; Engaging in the transformative power of creative expression & cross-cultural communication; Building cornerstones, then foundations of trust & respect for global peers via technology. Youth Uniting Nations®.
GS Mission- Fostering a progressive social network of engaged youth sparking innovation & collaboration, turning ideas & aspirations into reality, while building life experiences & meaningful relationships. No politics, religion & sociodemographic segregation.
Future Vision- Opening the doors of possibility & unique opportunities for all youth to be empowered global decision makers who consider the consequences of their actions upon Humanity, Nature & our World in all its diversity. Changing the current trajectory of chaos.
‘Our world needs more than a band-aid.’ C-English
More about Global Scribes: Youth Uniting Nations:
Global Scribes Inc. is a For Youth, By Youth Non-Profit (501(c)3) designed to build an empowered virtual community through common denominators of communication. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, it is a progressive social network of engaged youth sparking innovation & collaboration, turning ideas & aspirations into reality, while building life experiences & meaningful connections.
GS youth interact across diverse media platforms free from politics, religion & socio-demographic segregation. In opening the doors of possibility for all youth (ages 8 – 25) to be empowered with self-efficacy, 21st-century skills, tools for success, unique opportunities & the resilience to thrive in an interconnected world, we believe our global youth can change the current trajectory of chaos–Youth Uniting Nations®.
Our future household, community, corporate, country & global leaders–decision makers–will have the ability to think beyond ‘me’ to ‘we’ & be set to work cohesively on shared global challenges affecting all.
Cynthia English; Stine Philipsen; Archana Yengkhom’s bio:
Cynthia English is the Founder & CEO of Global Scribes® which fosters a unique mission of catapulting past rhetoric, politics, religion, and socio-demographic segregation to allow youth to be Youth Uniting Nations® through global friendships and shared experiences on & off the tech grid.
Cynthia first embraced the fusion of Technology and Humanity in 1998, creating ‘great dates’, a reality television show, virtual interaction & merchandising platform picked up by The Hallmark Channel.
She graduated from The Marshall School, University of Southern California, attended the Aspen Writer’s Conference, and Oxford University’s School of Continuing Education for Creative Writing, learning along the way to champion criticism, stay unique, and to keep striving toward ‘exceptional’.
In 2014, she received a Certificate in Executive Leadership for NonProfits from Duke University after launching Global Scribes on July 9th, 2014. Taking inspiration from a life living and working around the globe, she has had articles published in the United States and Europe, with her first thriller novel published in 2010.
Today she pursues her passions–creativity and outreach–heeding the impassioned plea of a young woman named Honig, whom Cynthia met on a train between Budapest and Bucharest–”please, never stop delivering world adventure to those unable to make the journeys themselves.”
And to this end, embracing the human dynamics and cultural riches she has known, she perseveres through life’s lessons to provide powerful messages of friendship, acceptance of different and distinct lives, and preservation of free spirit in all humanity, regardless of origin and culture.