Adults today who started something in their teens are four times as likely to be C-level leaders and five times as likely to be founders. This will become exponentially more so as the world tips fully into an ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ future.
Ashoka India’s Youth Venture program is cultivating and equipping an ecosystem that supports youth to be changemakers. We have helped hundreds of young people (12-20 years old) to have their own dreams, build teams, and change their world (school, community). Since April 2015, we have elected over 140 Youth Venturers across the length and breadth of India.
Through their initiatives, Youth Venturers are role models in their community, proving that it is possible to be actively engaged and to Lead Young. Beyond their immediate surrounding, they also convey their message of change by participating in large outreach events in India.
Ashoka Youth Venture builds partnerships with educational institutes, youth organisations, and state governments to help support young people. It creates national amplification platforms so that young people can spread their ideas and get support from experienced mentors.
Every year Ashoka Youth Venture holds a number of Young Changemaker Days, workshops and events to trigger ideas in young people which can lead to social enterprises and inspire passionate students.
Being a Youth Venturer is life changing: One knows that one has the most valued set of skills in an everything-changing world; that one is a changemaker.