About Us

About Us

About Us

Young Social Innovators (YSI) promotes education for social innovation.

We want to give everybody an opportunity to use their creativity to respond to social issues and contribute to building a fairer, more caring and equal society. Everything we have ever created has been designed with this purpose. To achieve this, we empower and support young people to realise their potential as social innovators, giving them the skills and confidence to tackle the social issues facing them, their communities and wider society. Social innovation learning builds wellbeing amongst young people and communities and helps build a more inclusive, empathetic, fair society. 

We believe that social innovation is a powerful thing

And we believe that our model for social innovation is unique. It puts young people in the driving seat. It asks them to examine the world through a new lens and to reimagine the type of society they would like to live in – one that is more caring, equal and fair. But more than that, it challenges them to put their ideas into practice and to bring their vision to reality. It is about taking ideas and putting them into action. It is about working together as a team. Sometimes failing. Sometimes starting again. But always learning. And learning by doing.

We have seen the impact that it has had on young people, educators, schools and communities. We have seen transformations take place and real and lasting change created.

We have seen the development of confident and creative young people now equipped with the tools required for life in the 21st century. And they will do great things.

And we will continue to be very proud of each and every one of them.

Young Social Innovators fires young people’s passion to change the world for good! 

That is what we do.

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