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Hummingbird Project

Do you know an exceptional young woman who would make a great global citizen? 

If the answer is yes, encourage her to apply to become a part of The G3W Hummingbird Project.

Global Girls Global Women, Inc. is now recruiting exceptional young women in your community who want to become global citizens.  A global citizen is one who embodies cultural competence and global mindedness.  Below you can find the following: 

• G3W Hummingbird Project • Program Overview

• Candidate Requirements ​

• How to Apply for a seat in the upcoming 2020 Class 

• Sample Application Questions

• Hummingbird Project Social Media Tips

Thank you again for spreading the word and applying for the upcoming 2020 class! We look forward to hearing from the young women in your life.

• What is G3W Hummingbird Project?

The Hummingbird Project is a grassroots initiative, resulting from the partnership between local and national leaders and recognized non-governmental organizations within the host country.  Global Girls Global Women, G3W is a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to debunk the stereotypes of global citizenship making the world a better place for women of all ethnicities.  

In 2019, the inaugural class of the G3W Hummingbird Project launched to help teen girls, from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia, become global citizens. Prior to each global excursion, participants are required to complete a 6-month curriculum, highlighting the concerns of girls and women around the globe.  At the conclusion of the 6-month curriculum, participants must display a firm understanding of the materials presented as a prerequisite to global travel with G3W.   The G3W Hummingbird Project curriculum covers, global travel safety, business etiquette, personal finance, cultural norms and more. 


• Program Overview

The G3W Hummingbird Project is a two-year commitment.:  

Year 1 (phases 1 and 2)

           Phase 1 - 6 month training of the core curriculum

           Phase 2 - 6 month peer mentorship, demonstration of leadership skills, ending                             with global excursion

Year 2 (phase 3)

           Phase 3 - Promotion to Young Ambassador of Global Girls Global Women, Inc. 

                            Role: to lead specific trainings and workshops for incoming                  

                            Hummingbird Project participants.  Additional global excursion.

Participants will have an opportunity to travel globally with G3W each year of their enrollment.  Through this project, young women are equipped with the leadership skills needed to become the next generation of global leaders.  G3W Hummingbird Project participants engage in humanitarian volunteer efforts stateside and abroad.  

• What are the candidate requirements?  

The G3W Hummingbird Project invites young women 16 to 21 years old to apply to become a part of our global citizenship program, which will give them unique opportunities to grow.  This year we are inviting young ladies, 16 to 21 years old, to apply for a chance to fill the 10 positions for the G3W Hummingbird Project Class of 2020.  

Applicants must be full-time or part-time students in good standing.  (This includes vocational/trade schools.)  

Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Northern Virginia.

Participants will meet with influential global leaders, social activists, and trailblazers in business, politics and media. Throughout the curriculum, participants are exposed to effective leadership and communications training, and are tasked to work together to find real world solutions to real world problems. 

• How do young ladies apply for a seat in the upcoming 2021 Class? 

We only accept online applications.  The submission deadline for the 2021 Class is December 31, 2020 at 8PM EST.   Applicants we wish to interview for a seat will be notified by January 30th.

• What questions will be on the application?

2021 G3W Hummingbird Project SAMPLE APPLICATION

First and Last Name:
Date of Birth:
Name of School:
                   Current Year in School:

Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:
                      Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Email Address:


  • Why would you like to be a G3W Hummingbird Project participant? (200 words or less)

  • What global issue affecting women are you passionate about? What solutions do you have to address this issue? (300 words or less)

  • Who is your role model and why? (150 words or less)

  • Please list all extracurricular activities/organizations you are involved in/volunteer for. Which is most important to you and why? (200 words or less)

  • Please share any scholarships, recognitions or awards you have received. (200 words or less) 

  • What tweet would you send to introduce yourself to the world? (140 characters)


  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from either a community leader, instructor, supervisor or mentor.)   

  • Most recent High School Transcript

  • Affidavit and Release Form

  • Video upload