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Today’s young social entrepreneurs are a powerful – and growing – force for positive change in the world; yet they often need networks, skills, and resources to maximize their contributions. We believe that young social entrepreneurs have four major needs: 1) skills and knowledge to implement sustainable projects, 2) supportive networks and professional mentors, 3) opportunities for peer learning, and 4) funding. 

To meet these needs, YouthActionNet® supports youth leadership development through its global and national Fellowship programs throughout the world.

National ProgramsYouthActionNet® national programs are currently operating in Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Turkey Australia, with future programs planned for
Chile and Peru. Learn more!

Global Fellowship – YouthActionNet®’s Global Fellowship Program targets exceptional young social entrepreneurs anywhere in the world who have developed innovative approaches to addressing issues of international relevance. Learn more!

Global Fellow Testimonials 

"The workshop was different and more valuable than others in the sense that it truly invested in each of us as individuals. No other workshop gives such tailored attention. It offered a rare opportunity for us to reflect on ourselves personally and professionally."

“This was the first retreat for me that brought together young social entrepreneurs  
from all over the world to learn from one another how to better manage their organizations. It was truly a unique experience, and above all, 
showed me that I wasn’t alone in this work.”

“It was touching, amazing and life changing.”

“Other programs focus on 'hard skills'… while the YouthActionNet retreat  balanced skills training with self-reflection.”

“This retreat is one of the few venues that young social entrepreneurs  
have to talk with each other and exchange ideas. The chances we had to talk with other fellows about their work and discuss challenges  
and offer each other advice, was most valuable for me.”