Ashoka Young Changemakers Program

Ashoka Young Changemakers Program

 

About the program 

All around us we see evidence that we now live in a world of accelerating change, volatility and hyperconnectivity. Yet, societies around the world continue to focus on an old idea that “success” for young people means being ready for a stable job.

In a world defined by change, no one can afford to build a life around repetition, instead, to be a contributor and an active player, everyone must learn to be a changemaker, a person who steps up to solve problems for the good of all. In other words, becoming a changemaker must become the new norm for growing up. In this historic moment, it is time for a big change, for a big movement. It's time for a new literacy, the Everyone a Changemaker literacy.

At the heart of this movement are the Ashoka Young Changemakers: a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all, and who are engaging their peers and the entire society in realizing a world where everyone is a changemaker.

Are you a young changemaker? Know a young changemaker under 20? Nominate now!

The Ashoka Young Changemakers program launched in the US in 2018, and is currently available in US, Brazil, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.

Calling All Changemakers:

Ashoka Young Changemakers is a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all and are ready to take on their role as youth influencers, peer allies and co-leaders of the global Everyone a Changemakermovement.

Open Call for Nominations:

Nominations are open year-round for Ashoka Young Changemakers in the countries mentioned below. By completing the nomination form, you are expressing interest to be considered for the upcoming selection panels in that country.


Country

You can apply to AYC only in the country that you are a resident of. Currently, Ashoka Young Changemakers is a program in the United States, Nigeria, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. If you do not live in these countries, please write to your Ashoka country office for youth-related opportunities in your country. 

 

Eligibility

This opportunity is just for you if:

1. You are under 20 years of age

2. You are a Changemaker

  • Your idea - You deeply empathized with a problem and from that understanding developed your own original idea for addressing it.
  • Your team - You built a team around this idea. You lead by helping others lead, helping them realise they can create positive change.
  • Your world changed - You helped improve people’s lives and the environment around them. You are always committed to the good of all.

3. You want to co-lead the global Everyone a Changemaker movement

  • You are a co-leader - You believe that everyone needs to take initiative and solve problems, everyone needs to find their power as changemakers. You are eager to help your peers and everyone in your school/community/country to find their power.

 

Process

Stage 1: Online Nomination & Screening

Nominate yourself or someone you know through the online form. Reflect on your journey as a Changemaker and access inspiring ideas to advance your initiative.

Stage 2: National Review

Interact with the Ashoka team in your country. Learn more about the co-leadership opportunities for you to contribute and useful insights to help you accelerate the growth of your leadership and changemaking competencies.

Stage 3: International Review

Interact with a Senior Leader from the Ashoka team and with young changemakers from our global network. Understand Ashoka better, and gain expert insights to advance your changemaking journey. 

Stage 4: Selection Panel

Attend an in-person discussion and selection panel, that would include top social entrepreneurs, journalists and other leaders. Meet other top young changemakers and discuss ideas to influence youth culture in your country and to co-lead the Everyone a Changemaker movement.

Reimbursements are available for all candidates to cover panel related expenseslike domestic travel, accommodation, and food. Candidates can also bring a parent or adult ally during the visit.

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