We invest in young leaders who are tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Our flagship citizenship program, YouthActionNet®, strengthens and expands the impact of youth-led social ventures around the world. As a complement to our global fellowship, we support a network of national and regional institutes that are driving the development of youth leadership in these countries.
Every year, the Laureate Global Fellowship brings together 20 outstanding young change-makers whose projects are distinguished by their innovative approaches, successful track records, and sustainbility potential. The 2014 fellows are leading initiatives tackling issues as diverse as child marriage and environmental protection.
In addition to empowering individual young social innovators through community, webinars, and training, YouthActionNet works to strengthen the social entrepreneurship sector globally. In addition to 21 national and regional institutes in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa, YouthActionNet's University Connect initiative is fostering innovation at the college level.