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YouthActionNet announces awards to entrepreneurs around the world.


A program of the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet® seeks to develop a new generation of socially conscious global citizens who create positive change in their communities, their countries, and the world.

The YouthActionNet Awards offer grants of $500 each to help fund the social change projects of young social entrepreneurs around the world.

The awards are supported by a global youth development initiative of the International Youth Foundation and Nokia.

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.

In addition to receiving a $500 grant, YouthActionNet Fellows participate in a week-long capacity building workshop in Washington, D.C.

Fellowship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to all young people, ages 18-29.
  • Applicants must be the founder/co-founder of an existing organization, or a project within an organization, with a demonstrated one year track record of leading societal change.
  • Proficiency in English is required; applications must be submitted in English.
  • Applicants must attend the full retreat, (all expenses paid).


Each year, 20 exceptional young social entrepreneurs are selected as YouthActionNet Fellows.

Submission: Applications for the Fellowship program are due by April 20.

For more information and application materials, visit: YouthActionNet(R) Global Fellowship Program



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