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Introducing YSI Ignite, a game-changing program designed just for you! YSI Ignite is about empowering young minds like yours to come together, collaborate, and tackle real-life challenges that matter to your local community. With a fully supported and resourced platform, this flexible program gives you the tools and guidance to co-create innovative solutions and take action for a better world.
We believe that our school and wider community are now more aware of the issue and have a stronger focus to work towards resolving it, and once we know that our project is having an impact and starting conversations then we know that we’re doing the right thing - and that is definitely something to be proud of.
What difference will you make?
Through YSI Ignite, you will have a chance to explore and act on the issues that matter in your local community. Your innovative action will make a real, long-lasting change for those around you.
Local Community Showcase
It's social innovation show time! Step onto the stage and immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere of inspiration and innovation. As you take the spotlight, captivate the audience with a compelling demonstration of your chosen social issue. Share the vision of the change you aspire to see and the impactful actions you've already taken or are planning to take.
Get your school, youthreach or youth club signed up, form your team and decide on the social issue you are going to change!
Discover your potential to create change and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Get ready to make a difference and unlock your creative powers! At this stage, you'll dive into important values like equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights. You'll also learn all about design thinking and how it can be a game-changer for improving the well-being of people, communities, and the planet.
Dive into the world of social issues impacting your community. Through the powerful process of community mapping, you'll explore and understand these challenges firsthand and choose an issue you want to address.
Put your knowledge and ideas into action in this this phase of the Ignite program. Drawing upon all the insights gained from the previous stages, it's time to come together and agree on a big social innovation idea that will create a meaningful impact. Once the idea is set, it's time to roll up your sleeves and dive into planning and conducting an action project. Get ready to make a tangible difference in your community and beyond!
Get ready for an awesome opportunity to share, present, and discuss your idea with other young social innovators! This is a chance for you and your team to build meaningful connections and form friendships with other changemakers. Let's come together, collaborate, and make magic happen!
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Young Social Innovators (YSI) teamed up with Amárach Research to conduct a study on Generation Z (Gen Z) in Ireland. We wanted to know what Gen Z are currently thinking about.
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