Becoming a YSI Guide
Young people are guided on their journey by an educator (YSI Guide) who offers encouragement, support, and advice.
The educator guides students through the social innovation pathway with the help of our resources and with support from our dedicated education team.
As a Guide, your role is to facilitate and guide the learning and to create an environment where young people feel empowered to lead social innovation. YSI’s role is to support you and give you the necessary resources and tools to do this.
We provide in-service training throughout the year along with resources to educators who plan to facilitate youth led social innovation teams.
Attendance at our key workshops and guiding a YSI team to programme completion gives eligibility for Certification as a YSI Guide. A special ‘Let Them Shine Award’ is awarded to YSI Guides who have been involved in facilitating programmes over a number of years (5 and 10).