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Now recruiting for 2018/19!

Now recruiting for 2018/19!

Our flagship Social Innovation Action Programme for Senior Cycle is now open for applications

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Social Innovation Action Programme for Junior Cycle

Social Innovation Action Programme for Junior Cycle

Now open for applications! Building Wellbeing amongst students

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Social Innovation Thinking Differently

Social Innovation Thinking Differently

Our plan to develop Ireland’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a fairer, inclusive and sustainable world

Our Strategy

We are Young Social Innovators

We are passionate about young people. We are passionate about education. And we are passionate about the world we live in. We know that the world is not always fair, not always equal and not always just. We also know that young people can be powerful catalysts for social change when given opportunities and supports.

That is exactly what we do.

TEACHERS & EDUCATORS

TEACHERS & EDUCATORS

YSI Guides play a vital role in facilitating youth led social innovation on the ground.

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SOCIAL INNOVATORS

SOCIAL INNOVATORS

Thousands of young people have taken part in YSI and made positive change in their communities and beyond.

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The YSI Challenges

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Meet our Young Social Innovators

Colin

Colin

Global Mapping

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Kirsty

Kirsty

Domestic Violence

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Jacqui

Jacqui

Missing Persons

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Our Story So Far...

  • 5,018
    projects completed by young people
  • 1,265
    educators trained
  • 2,791,051
    people impacted
  • 120,000
    young social innovators

What people say...

Michael D Higgins, YSI Patron
Michael D Higgins, YSI Patron, President of Ireland
At the heart of the Young Social Innovators programme is the development of active, creative citizens.  And it is active, creative citizens who will lead the transformation of Ireland.  As President of Ireland I pay tribute to each one of you that responded so positively to the invitation to stretch and strengthen your leadership potential by becoming involved with this initiative.
Michael D Higgins, YSI Patron, President of Ireland
Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson, Executive Director, Ethical Globalisation Initiative
YSI deepens young people’s understanding of the interdependence of all people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Mary Robinson, Executive Director, Ethical Globalisation Initiative
Mary McAleese
Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland
The young citizens who participate in this programme are those special people who want to make a difference, to get involved and to create a better society. They are people who use their vision, their talents and their energy to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live.
Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland
PARTNERS
Department of Rural and Community Development
HSE
Healthy Ireland
WorldWise Global Schools
Department of Education and Skills
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Tomar Trust
Department of Social Protection
Abbvie
Vodafone Foundation
The Dormant Accounts Fund