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Why Get Involved?

Teachers & Educators

Why Get Involved?

Innovation is something everyone can do!

Social innovation learning will give both the young people and educators involved a new perspective of change and their own ability to make a difference.

YSI offers a range of benefits and opportunities for educators.

Professional Development

  • Understanding social innovation education
  • Certification as a YSI Guide who can facilitate YSI teams
  • Providing leadship in social innovation learning in your school/organisation
  • Joining a new learning network of like-minded educators in Ireland and other regions
  • Learning new innovative teaching methods including blended learning methods, creative and digital communications, facilitating youth led innovation, creative thinking and analysis, project planning and management.

Personal Development

  • Fostering your own personal commitment to making a difference in social issues and pursuing a more equal, fair and inclusive society. 
  • Insight and involvement in local and national community issues and challenges
  • Sense of personal achievement
  • Fostering positive relationships with young people and the community around you.