YouthActionNet Global Fellowship Program

The International Youth Foundation launched the YouthActionNet in 2001. It

aims to strengthen, support, and celebrate the role of young people in

leading positive change in their communities. Each year, 20 exceptional

young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet Global Fellows

following a competitive application process. The year-long Fellowship

program includes:

*Skill-building: *

• A seven-day leadership retreat for twenty selected Fellows which offers

dynamic peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and sharing among young


• Focus on the personal growth and leadership abilities of Fellows, in

addition to providing instruction in specific skills required to manage

innovative, world-changing organizations

• Year-round learning opportunities based on Fellows' individual needs and

the six dimensions of leadership highlighted in the YouthActionNet® Global

Curriculum: Personal, Visionary, Political, Collaborative, Organizational,

and Societal.

*Networking and Resources:*

• Networking with international and national aid agencies, NGOs, and

corporate partners

• Access to potential resources to support Fellows and their projects,

including volunteers, mentors, and grant opportunities

• Peer-to-peer networking throughout the year


• Training in areas such as communications planning, media outreach, message

development, presentation skills, and innovative uses of new media


• Access to global advocacy platforms and media coverage


- Open to all young people aged 18-29 (as of October 1, 2011)

- Applicants should be founders of existing projects/organizations, or

leading a project within an organization.

- Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in


- Must be available to attend full retreat (all expenses paid) at the

beginning of October 2011.

*Key Dates*

The deadline for 2011 applications is March 11, 2011.

Selected semi-finalists will be notified by April 30, 2011.

The 2011 retreat will take place during the first two weeks of October 2011.

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