It’s time to get inspired, involved and engaged
#YSIweek is a national celebration of youth-led social innovation. Its purpose is to showcase the passion, talents and dedication of young people who are changing the world for good.
Throughout 3rd - 7th April 2017 we want you to join an all-Ireland celebration of the impact young people are making through social innovation and encourage your school and the wider community to get involved.
Every secondary school participating in YSI programmes can take part and use the week to showcase and speak out about your social innovations.
Why should we celebrate social innovation?
We know all the amazing youth social innovations which are happening around Ireland and we want everyone in your school and community to help celebrate your work.
How to get involved
Plan an activity during #YSIweek which celebrates your work in social innovation. Activities should be youth-led with support from YSI Guides.
The scale of activity is up to you. You might do activities during one day, a lunchtime or even have a series of events over #YSIweek. You could involve other groups in your school, partner with another school in your area, or invite members of the local community, such as local politicians or businesses to get involved.
Tell us about your #YSIweek!
If you’re celebrating #YSIweek it’s important that you tell us so that we can promote your work. Take photos, share videos and keep us all up to date with your progress on social media using #YSIweek and tagging @YSINow. Check out our social media resource with suggested tweets.
We can’t wait to help promote and amplify the hard work of YSI teams from around the country!
Check out our resources which can be used to promote and celebrate your #YSIweek activity. There are posters, invitations, a guide to running an activity and much more!
#YSIweek Frequently Asked Questions
#YSIweek Key Messaging
#YSIweek Sample Press Release
#YSIweek Poster with Event Details
#YSIweek Selfie Frame
#YSIweek Sample Tweets