Access to the world's opportunities. And to each other.
Opportunities are everything.
We built this community in 2009 to give curious, keen-to-learn kids from all walks of life (and all kinds of family budgets) access to the world's opportunities, based on fair give-and-take between families.
We wanted to provide them with ample chances to discover talents and explore interests, learn languages, go abroad, taste new food, sing new songs, learn how others live, understand what others think and realize why different does not mean better or worse. Just different.
Cooking up opportunities!
These were the criteria: Early enough in life to make good
Then: enjoyable enough to make them curious for more and to get them to tell their friends about it.
Flexible enough to adjust to growing bodies, minds and ambitions. And, finally, safe enough by letting
youngsters discover the world within a global network of reliable and committed families.
News from the Opportunity Kitchen - January 2021:
For the first ten years, families matched their haves and wants in bilateral partnerships. The Brexit referendum and the US elections in 2016 marked the beginning of a decidedly more political approach in many families. Then the Fridays for Future movement called for new ways to cooperate, and we started "a bolder bond". With 2020 came the pandemic and everything changed.
In lockdown, all generations wanted the community to stand together to build a stronger future.
So that's what we did. The opportunity kitchen became our superpower platform for the 2020ies.
Please use the dropdown menu above to see what the opportunity kitchen has to offer!
Opportunities to learn a new language, to master a new skill, to meet new people and discover new thoughts and ideas. Chances to try out a job or a workplace, a sport or an instrument, a lifestyle or a philosophy, a culture or an environment.
Options for one child's special needs and for another's exceptional talents, possibilities to tackle new challenges and to fathom personal limits.
And now, of course, opportunities to meet just the right sparring partners, to start new dialogues and achieve goals together. Across all borders.
CONNECTED by a BOLDER BOND
Fridays for Future: Our community stands for environmental responsibility. Our children are part of Greta's generation.
For particularly engaged and committed young activists we started the BOLDER BOND program to introduce them to mentors. Over the next years, our focus will be on environ-mental ambitions and education for climate change action. Global Natives for Future: Please learn more here to see how qualified experts and interested young idealists come together! We even have a few Nobel laureates "on offer" ;))
In years to come, no one should ever have to say: "Sadly, we didn't have the opportunities back then."
The Opportunity Kitchen is tapping into the community's accumulated intelligence for synergies: Ambitious youngsters keen to work for the planet and for society can count on support!
For a taste of what's possible please have a look at the case studies, they are a storybook of human potential brought to play.
Our grant scheme, Bolder Bond Mentoring and Political Superpowers give you a clear picture of the tremendous scope of possibilities!