McDonald’s USA has announced the Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders program, which seeks to find the next group of visionaries. The yearlong campaign is part of the Black & Positively Golden movement which began with theMcDonald’s Future 22 programearlier this year. McDonald’s seeks 10 change leaders ages 18 to 20 to help support and foster their community-driven missions, according to a press release.
“The McDonald’s Future 22 program opened doors that I didn’t think existed,” Marcyssa “Horizem” Brown, a competitive gamer and 2022 Future 22 leader, said in the press release. “Because of McDonald’s, I gained new experiences, relationships and exposure. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for which I am forever grateful. I’m excited for the change leaders who will be selected.”
Applicants can apply from now through Oct. 9. Applicants are encouraged to share their stories on how they’re impacting the community. Those selected to be part of McDonald’s Change Leaders program will receive financial support from McDonald’s to further help their cause, an opportunity to raise awareness of their work in a national advertising campaign, and be featured on McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Instagram.
“We know there’s a difference between being in a community and being a part of one. Through the Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders program, we’re honored to celebrate individuals, including our own crew, who embrace giving back to their communities, a value espoused daily by the company and our owner/operators,” Veronica Thompson, director of cultural engagement and activations, McDonald’s, said in the release. “We look forward to building on the McDonald’s Future 22 platform and shining a spotlight on a new group of incredible leaders as we continue feeding and fostering the communities we serve.”
McDonald’s operates approximately 13,500 U.S. restaurants.