Fellowship Program for Dynamic Young People Leading Social Change

IYF Seeks Dynamic Young People Leading Social Change

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is in search of 20 young social entrepreneurs from around the world for its 2011 YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship Program!

Sponsored by the Sylvan Laureate Foundation, the YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship Program recognizes young social innovators for their outstanding achievements. Past winners have run a range of innovative initiatives and organizations, ranging from empowering low-income, rural women in Cambodia to make and sell silk products to creating a national network of youth activists for peace in Kenya.  Profiles of the 2010 Global Fellows can be viewed at: www.youthactionnet.org

The Global Fellowship is open to qualified candidates, ages 18 to 29. Applicants must be proficient in English and have founded/co-founded projects or organizations with at least one year of demonstrated social impact. This can include leading a new project within an existing organization. Winners will be announced in October of 2011.

The yearlong Fellowship includes:

  • A weeklong, in-person leadership retreat focused on dynamic peer-to-peer learning and collaboration;
  • Recognition for their efforts at the annual YouthActionNet® Global Awards Ceremony;
  • Networking with international aid agencies, NGOs, and corporate partners;
  • A robust package of yearlong support, including access to virtual learning sessions, personalized coaching, global advocacy platforms, and funding opportunities.

The deadline for applications is March 11, 2011. Application information is available at:www.youthactionnet.org.



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