The UWC Pledge is a global engagement initiative (launched in 2018 as “Generation 2018) to reach the UWC movement’s strategic goal to “Encourage UWC alumni [...] to give to UWC according to their circumstances in terms of time, treasure and talent: Get what you need as a student and give back what you can as an alum.”
Starting with the graduating class of 2019, nearly all UWC schools are now encouraging their graduating students to pass on their UWC experience to the next generation through the UWC Pledge: in terms of time (volunteering for the UWC movement, for example by joining a UWC National Committee), treasure (regularly donating money to the UWC movement, however little or much it might be) and talent (by mentoring younger alumni or sharing skills, for example).
In the graduating Class of 2019, a UWC Pledge pledge card was filled out by 76% of students, who committed to pass on their UWC experience in any (or all) of these three ways.
The Generational Circle
The Generational Circle was introduced in the UWC Pledge’s first year by stakeholders across the UWC movement. It refers to the generous circle of donors who agreed to match the percentage of students who participated in the UWC Pledge with donations towards a full UWC Refugee Initiative scholarship.
The 76% participation rate in the 2019 UWC Pledge has meant that the class of 2019 succeeded in unlocking a full UWC scholarship for a future student from a refugee, displaced or persecuted background.
UWC International thanks the members of the Generational Circle for their generous support of the UWC Pledge and the UWC Refugee Initiative. By empowering the UWC movement’s newest members of the alumni community to pledge their valuable time, treasure and talent towards a shared goal, the UWC movement can continue to move closer to our ultimate mission of making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.