Micheal Ludick has over eight years of experience in the field of youth leadership development, education, and motivational speaking. Currently, Micheal serves as a youth pastor and departmental head for mathematics at Floors High School in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (honors) degree and a postgraduate certificate in Education from North West University. Micheal committed to developing the next generation of active young leaders from rural communities, starting a suicide prevention campaign which reached more than 20 000 young people. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Micheal plans to buy a campsite where he can run a non-profit organization focused on addressing drug rehabilitation, school dropouts, suicide to help young people in the Northern Cape break the cycle of poverty and works towards a brighter future in South Africa.