Programmes and Initiatives

Programmes and Initiatives
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Our Programmes

Social Innovation Action Programme: Senior Cycle

Social Innovation Action Programme: Senior Cycle

An in-depth, fun and engaging programme aligned to curricula and learning outcomes at Senior Cycle that challenges teenage teams to co-create and implement innovative solutions to issues they care about that also includes exciting event opportunities.

Social Innovation Action Programme: Junior Cycle

Social Innovation Action Programme: Junior Cycle

A scalable, fun, action-focussed innovation programme aligned to curricula and learning outcomes at Junior Cycle through which students collaborate in teams to creatively address an identified social issue impacting their school or local community.

YSI Design For Change: Primary School

YSI Design For Change: Primary School

A fun introduction to social innovation for younger students empowering them to make a difference to the world around them while building innovation and entrepreneurial skills using the FIDS framework developed by Design for Change Global.

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Projects and Initiatives

YSI Den

YSI Den

A social innovation comprising money, means and mentoring made available to YSI teams who successfully pitch for assistance to develop an idea, product or enterprise.

YSI Elevate

YSI Elevate

An accelerator initiative for teams that have demonstrated significant impact through their YSI projects and who may want to continue to advance their plans with tailored supports.

YSI Week

YSI Week

A local and national celebration of youth-led social innovation during which all YSI teams are encouraged to showcase their projects locally during a dedicated week in April each year.

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