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The passion and dynamism of YouthActionNet Fellows come to life through video. Learn about youth-led social innovations through our Fellow Talks and Change Series of inspiring interviews. Explore the challenges young leaders face in our Leadership Lessons videos. Watch our Webinars for insights and advice on collaborating with business, succession planning, and more. And finally, check out our Program videos to learn more about our network of leadership institutes around the world.


The pressure to scale effective social ventures is great, but is it okay to stay small? If you do opt to grow your organization, what factors are important to consider? Are there risks involved? How do you plan and finance a successful scale-up? Learn more from Fellows who have grappled with these issues and more. 

Scaling with the Help of Committed Volunteers

Matthew Morantz founded Making Waves Canada to provide therapeutic swim lessons to children with severe developmental disabilities, increasing their water safety and instilling a love for staying active through swimming. Now operating in 14 cities, Making Waves has made a concerted effort to leverage the power of volunteers.