Google has just launched an innovative initiative called GRID (Google’s Rising Influencers with Disabilities), marking a significant step towards inclusivity and empowerment. GRID is a pioneering experiential learning program designed specifically for individuals with disabilities who aspire to enhance their personal brand on social media through creative content development.

Learning from Industry Experts:

GRID provides access to tutorials and seminars led by accomplished social media influencers with disabilities and subject matter experts. These sessions cover a wide array of topics essential for personal brand growth, ranging from comprehensive production training to the intricacies of building an effective social media strategy.

Content Creation Challenges:

Monthly challenges in collaboration with renowned brands will allow participants to refine their content creation skills. These challenges will not only showcase Google’s accessibility products and features but also serve as a platform for participants to demonstrate their creativity and innovation.

Direct Engagement with Google:

Participants will have the unique opportunity to provide direct feedback to Google’s product teams, ensuring that the voices of individuals with disabilities are heard and incorporated into the development of future products and features.

Community Building:

GRID fosters a supportive community environment where participants can connect with fellow rising social media influencers and mentors. This sense of camaraderie and collaboration will further enhance the learning experience and provide valuable networking opportunities.

Participant Commitment:

In exchange for these invaluable opportunities, we expect participants to commit to the following:

  • Attendance at monthly challenge kickoff meetings and seminars (approximately 2-3 hours per month).
  • Creation of one video per month for Instagram and TikTok, with resharing across appropriate social channels.

Exciting Benefits from Google:

As a token of appreciation for your commitment and dedication, Google is pleased to offer the following perks:

  • Full access to the GRID program at no cost.
  • $5,000 in usage fees for the content generated during the program.
  • A brand-new Google Pixel phone to aid in content creation.
  • A self-capture kit to further support your creative endeavors.

For any inquiries or to apply for the program, please reach out to