All talent needs a future

Michael Johnson Young Leaders are specially selected young people from around the world who have faced and overcome adversity, have a passion for sport, a commitment to their community and potential for leadership.

Each year, Michael Johnson, along with partners and experts, identify the Young Leaders through local community sport organizations from all over the world. Applications are not open to the public – All candidates have a nominating organization that puts them forward and supports them throughout the process.

Faced and overcome adversity

Passion for sport

commitment to their community

Potential for leadership