All around us we see evidence that we now live in a world of accelerating change, volatility and hyperconnectivity. Yet, societies around the world continue to focus on an old idea that “success” for young people means being ready for a stable job. However, according to the World Economic Forum, "65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist."

In a world defined by change, no one can afford to build a life around repetition, instead to be a contributor, an active player, everyone must learn to be a changemaker, a person who steps up to solve problems for the good of all. In other words, becoming a changemaker must become the new norm for growing up. In this historic moment, it is time for a big change, for a big movement. It's time for a new literacy, the Everyone a Changemaker literacy.

At the heart of this movement are the Ashoka Young Changemakers: a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all, and who are engaging their peers and the entire society in realizing a world where everyone is a changemaker. 

Are you a young changemaker? Know a young changemaker under 20?

Deadline to apply for the 2019 cohort is April 30th and Panel will be June 21-23 in Washington D.C..

See the selection Criteria, Process, and Nomination form now. 

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Nominate an Ashoka Young Changemaker

Are you or do you know a leading changemaker under 20? Learn more about how we select and find young leaders who are creating an Everyone a Changemaker world.

Meet the Ashoka Young Changemakers

Meet the changemakers that are co-leading the "Everyone a Changemaker" movement