GROW Academy 2k18 is brought to you by a team of ambitious and enthusiastic people who work with passion so that the #GROWexperience be the best you’ve ever had. Along with the ambassadors, the Local Project Managers (LPMs) make sure that the mix of fun, skills, multiculturalism and awesome workshops is just perfect for you, the teenagers. Let’s meet the GROWzavi LPMs of this edition!

Maia, Cluj-Napoca

GROW is everything you could ask for and so much more. This project made me who I am today and I am confident that without this project I wouldn’t be where I am now. I believe that this project can have the same impact that had on me, on someone else too, and just the thought of it makes me so happy.

Some of the people that I met through GROW are now my best friends, people that I can talk with about anything and I know that they are going to be there for me, no matter what. There are quite a few people that helped me overcome my fears and step out of my comfort zone, even though at that time I was angry and mad at them, but now I am more than grateful.

For me, GROW is Magical, Family, Heaven.

My favorite part of GROW

…. is when I see all these incredible people, the participants, all in one room, people that put their experiences in our hands and I am amazed by their courage to do so. I don’t think I would skip any step in this project because even if it’s hard, it helped me or the ambassadors to improve. Thanks to GROW, I have gained so much confidence in myself, some incredible moments that I wouldn’t trade for anything and last but not least, the most amazing friends from all over Romania.

My role as a Local Project Manager

… started when the one before me decided that she didn’t have enough time to do this anymore and someone had to take her place. After a phone interview (I must admit that I was nervous and kinda shaking), the role was mine and I was never happier than I felt that day.

I love that I am able to create something that other people will enjoy and help them find themselves. The fact that I have been trusted with this project helped me boost my confidence and understanding that if they think that I am capable of this, than it means I am. This role also helped me to become more organized, trust my feelings and also helped me understand other peoples’ points of view, as well.

The biggest challenge

…. was to convince myself and others that we are able to make this edition the best one so far in my city.