The youth in development virtual fellowship provides emerging civic leaders and social entrepreneurs with the skills and tools to lead social change initiatives effectively. It is proudly supported by the Chicago Booth Business School’s Rustandy Center for Social Innovation and the Appalachian State University. Fellows are trained through practical workshops and mentorship sessions delivered by subject experts worldwide. YID Fellows engage in a transformative learning experience, where they hone their entrepreneurship skills while learning to lead sustainable social change. Fellows will enjoy access to social innovation training, exclusive mentorship and coaching sessions, global peer collaborations, and other benefits of our 4-month venture incubation program and exclusive networking opportunities. Alumni of this program have gone ahead to create viable and highly impactful social ventures and lead programs transforming their communities’ social and economic landscapes. Deadline to express interest is November 1, 2022.
Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI):
Initial application: Expression of interests are received and reviewed on a rolling basis until November 1, 2022. Successful applicants are selected based on their passion and interest in civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. We will review the expression of interests and inform applicants of our decision within 48 hours. Successful applicants will be provided with the necessary information for the next stage. Review the following eligibility criteria before starting your application.
Are you eligible?
- Interest in leading a social venture and a career in the social sector
- Excellent idea or initiative for social change
- Age 19 to 30 on or before the 27th of February.
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English
- Applications are open to any young person who has strong passion and ideas for social change
- Availability to complete all the weekly activities included in the application process and the four-month fellowship and incubation program.