National and Regional Programs
Recognizing that young leaders working in diverse contexts have different needs, YouthActionNet created a global network of national/regional youth leadership institutes. Today, that network spans 18 youth-serving Institutions—from Australia to Spain, Brazil to Nigeria—with the goal of expanding to 24 by 2015.
While a majority of local institutes are housed in university settings, others are managed by foundations and/or or nongovernmental organizations. Each offers a comprehensive Fellowship experience based on a common leadership development framework, which is adapted and expanded to reflect the local context.
Firmly rooted in the environment where they operate, YouthActionNet institutes equip young social entrepreneurs with a customized, local-language learning experience. Selected Fellows benefit from advanced training, mentoring, advocacy, funding, and networking opportunities.
When asked to identify the greatest benefit of being selected to participate in a YouthActionNet institute, a majority of Fellows point to feeling part of something bigger, to having a close-knit support system of peers and staff to rely on now—and well into the future.
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Learn about and connect with YouthActionNet Fellows in your country.