Youth leadership

The best ideas for nurturing young leaders are right here. Champions of youth development regularly participate in our global competitions, and from three different contests, come these favorites that meet the high expectations and irrepressible optimism of the Changemakers community.

Free Speech in Pursuit of Peace

Young journalists and activists in the Middle East and Northern Africa are using the internet to unite cultures and sound off against conflict. Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur competition finalist, MideastYouth, founded by a 22 year-old activist, provides a multi-media platform where 180 young bloggers can raise their voices to escape silence and oppression.

Soccer for Bigger Goals

 Playing on the soccer field is just like navigating the workforce—players must be sharp and able to work together. The creators of A Ganar, a Sport for a Better World competition finalist, understood the practical skills that can be learned through soccer, and created a program to help at-risk youth in Latin America find employment. Through soccer gammes, A Ganar teaches math, vocational skills, and language training to secure brighter futures for 16 to 24 year-olds.

Showing Young Men a Better Way

Since 1988, Massachusetts-based outreach program, Roca, has transformed the lives of young men heading down a road of self-destruction. Roca has allowed more than 15,000 young people involved in criminal activity to start fresh through support, peer mentoring, and employment opportunities. This innovation was selected as a finalist in the 2008 Young Men at Risk: Transforming the Power of a Generation competition.


Hollis Aultman started the New group קבוצת דיון. - 2282 days ago
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Hollis Aultman started the New group קבוצת דיון. - 2286 days ago
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Hollis Aultman started the New group קבוצת דיון. - 2286 days ago
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ירון וקסמן ועומר טולצינסקי הגל שלי entered "הגל שלי" - תוכנית התפתחות אישית לנוער בסיכון דרך גלישת גלים in this competition. - 2436 days ago

נמרוד הוכברג entered מרכז חינוך אקולוגי-קהילתי - "לב היער" in this competition. - 2444 days ago

Ranit Budaie-Hyman entered גוונים לצוותי ניהול בתי ספר משלבים in this competition. - 2639 days ago

לאה ווהל-סגל entered לקראת שבת ישראלית- תנועת תיקון והשבת in this competition. - 2645 days ago

נח חיות entered עץ הדעת - בית מדרש למנהיגות צעירה מהמגזר החרדי in this competition. - 2660 days ago

אופיר פלדי entered שמיים in this competition. - 2940 days ago

יאיר פסקו entered זמן לתת in this competition. - 2940 days ago