Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders Mobile

Dynamic. Compassionate. Inspiring.

The Future 22 are making a difference in their communities, and McDonald’s is empowering their passion with funds, resources and spotlighting and igniting their stories on McDonald’s social channels. Now it’s time to shine a light on the next group of leaders creating a better tomorrow with McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders. Visionaries who are putting on, lifting up and making an impact on the culture.

Lead The Change.

Whether you are an activist, financial guru, artist, creator, environmentalist, or leader in your respective field, we are looking for Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders who embrace their passion by feeding and fostering their communities. If you are living in your power, celebrating your truth and reaching back so we all move forward, apply for your chance to become a Black & Positively Golden Change Leader and show up big for the culture.

Apply for your chance to:

  • Receive financial backing to help further your cause
  • Be in a national advertising campaign
  • Be featured on McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Instagram account @wearegolden


McDonald’s “Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders” applications are open from 08.17.22 – 10.09.22. McDonald’s chosen Change Leaders will be announced January 2023.

If you would like to nominate yourself to be a “Black & Positively Golden Change Leader” apply below.

Step 1


Must be 18-30 years old as of 08.17.22.

See Terms & Conditions for Important Submission Requirements.

Submission Video

In 120 seconds or less, make a video answering these questions:

  1. What’s your name?
  2. What city are you from?
  3. How are you creating change in your community or field?
  4. How has McDonald’s made a positive impact on your life?

Video file size should not exceed 1 GB

Step 2


Please fill out the form below to submit your Black & Positively Golden Change Leaders nomination.

Upload a photo and give it a name and a description.

Photos may not contain nudity, violent or offensive material, or copyrighted images.

Upload a video and give it a name and a description.

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