School for Changemakers or SfCM, has been IofC-UK’s flagship leadership programme for young people. In 2020, it commemorated its 10th Anniversary.
SfCM is partly skills based, partly reflective, partly discursive, partly inter-cultural, heavily convivial, inspirational, focused on sound principles of youth work and always rooted in the spiritual experience of IofC.
Its ‘curriculum’ closely matches the Tools for Change conference format of early morning quiet times, inspirational plenaries with guest speakers, community groups, elective training tracks, an evening social programme and late night activities which can include dance, games and drama. Character studies of Buchman and Laure, and the involvement of external experts in the delivery are cornerstones of the course.