“YSP taught me to push boundaries, get clear on my purpose and own my story, but it’s the people you meet and the connections you form that make it so amazing.”
Domini Marshall, 2016 Young Social Pioneer
The economic, social and environmental problems Australia and the world currently face, from discrimination to climate change to unemployment – are diverse, complex and pressing.
At the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) we believe in young people’s capacity to respond to these challenges; to create a future in which they can live with dignity and pursue their dreams and ambitions.
With a focus on innovation and sustainable solutions, YSP develops the competencies, networks and ecosystem requisite to being a successful young changemaker.
If you are working on something that seeks to make the world a better place, we would love to hear from you!
Applications close on May 24.
Young Social Pioneers is Australia’s leading Incubator for 16-29 year old’s leading initiatives (either your own or within an organisation) that seek to have a positive social or environmental impact.
It is a highly curated, individually tailored experience comprised of access to mentors, workshops, resources and the biggest community of young trailblazers in Australia, and it’s completely free.
At the end of the program you will get to participate in board room and live pitches which will see seven participants receive $10,000 in seed funding each.
Young people from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to apply.
Participants will go through the program as part of a themed group (or stream) of between five and ten people, each supported by a different program partner. If your application is successful, you will be added to either the Melbourne or Sydney cohort. If you’re outside of Sydney or Melbourne we’ll be covering the cost of your flights, lunches and one dinner per intensive.