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What is Young Social Innovators (YSI)?
Young Social Innovators gets young people (15-18yrs) involved in action which helps improve the lives of others in their community. YSI involves thousands of young people in Ireland each year in hundreds of projects and social enterprises which are youth-led, team-based and action-focussed.
The Challenge to Young People
The challenge is BELIEVE IN IT, then ACT ON IT.
So far, over 25,000 young people have risen to this challenge in Ireland and have made a difference to the lives of others.
YSI works to fire young people’s passion to change the world for good.
How YSI works
Young people come up with and develop ideas to change the world for good. They work in a team, decide what they want to do and how they can respond in new ways to problems of importance to them.
is education AND action… it’s about anything young people feel strongly about such as the environment, human rights, integration, poverty, global justice, community concerns, older people, ability and disability, mental and physical health, equality, climate justice, the developing world. Young people direct their project, take their own initiative and produces their own results.