Youth in Development Boot Camp For Young Africans

Young African leaders willing to set up projects for social change are invited to attend a three-day workshop on social innovation. The programme will be held online on 25-27 February 2021. The deadline is on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

The Youth in Development Boot Camp and Fellowship provide civic leaders with skills and tools to start and effectively lead social change initiatives.

Most of the alumni of this program have gone ahead to create viable and highly impactful social ventures that are transforming the social-economic landscapes of their communities.

The IMPACT Toolbox is supported by Rustandy Center for Social Innovation at the Chicago Booth Business School, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, and Appalachian State University, Booth North Carolina, U.S.A.

One hundred young leaders will attend a three-day virtual boot camp. During this transformative learning experience, participants will hone their leadership skills and acquire knowledge on leading sustainable social change.

At the end of the boot camp, each participant will submit an action plan and a social venture idea proposal that reflects what they have learned.

Twenty participants will become the 2021 Youth in Development (YID) Fellows based on the quality of their action plans and social venture idea proposal.

The 2021 YID Fellows will engage in a three-month professional development program during which they will enjoy one-to-one mentorship and free access to online courses.

The deadline is on Wednesday 6th January 2021.


Main Criteria

Be a citizen of an African country and reside in the continent

  • Have an idea or initiative for social change
  • Be between the ages of 18-35 on or before the application deadline
  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English

Find out more here.

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