Wladimir Klitschko and Elina Svitolina at the “School of Success” project

Throughout 9 years of the “School of Success” project by Klitschko Foundation - teenagers have taken part in meetings with people who are able to share their successful life-hacks. Each year Wladimir Klitschko gives a lecture. This year Elina Svitolina, a successful Ukrainian tennis player, her best result was the third place on top WTA rankings - visited the boys and delivered a lecture.

Participants were inspired by their personal accomplishments. The knowledge and skills that they acquire at this project, will help them to achieve their goals. This is how graduates prepare to change their own lives and their local communities.

Elina Svitolina spoke about her sporting career and shared her success stories.

Elina says: "I'm very happy to be among young and talented Ukrainians of the new generation. Those who aim to make their own life better and seek to get new knowledge and skills in the way of life. Today I'm here to share my experience and set myself as an example - why hard work, self-discipline are real values and why it's necessary to push yourself to 100%".

«I’m amazed by their desire to change their own lives and their local community. I realize  that they need inspiration, that is why I’m always ready to turn my dreams into plans and work on them. My method F.A.C.E. the Challenge will help them to find and define their goals, to build a strategy and to clarify, who are their allies and how they can help. I see their potential, so I expect, that they will develop themselves and have great achievements»,- says Wladimir Klitschko.

The “School of Success” is an educational project for boys and girls aged between 14 and 16 years. For 10 days, under the support of mentors, teenagers learn how to work in a team effectively, how to plan their own projects, and they are given a platform on which to discuss their ideas with famous Ukrainian business people and public figures. The “School of Success” aims to boost actual skills for a modern world, such as: creative thinking, leadership techniques, working efficiency, entrepreneurial skills and digital literacy. The project will help to unleash the active youth’s potential and focus their energy into the search for their own identity. The needs of boys and girls at this age are different that is why the Foundation holds different programs for them.

The school for boys takes place from 14th-23rd of July. During these 10 days they will visit the offices of Ukrainian and international businesses and the theatre. They will study project management, history, design-thinking, emotional intelligence and sexual education during training by invited speakers. They work in groups and try to build a great team spirit throughout their training and everyday activities. Every morning starts with sports – following Wladimir’s conviction of the duality of Brain & Power. At the end of the project, participants will return home to organize a local School of Success for peers in their cities and villages all over Ukraine. 

Klitschko Foundation іs a charitable organization that develops civil society in Ukraine. By the means of non-formal education, teenagers and students are able to master their XXI century skills. They are empowered to adopt a healthy lifestyle, become eco-conscious, take part in intercultural exchanges, learn to use a project approach in their life for studying and their future profession. The alumni organize further educational activities for peers, becoming the ambassadors of change in their own towns and villages.