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Ashoka Young Changemakers Program 2021

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Application Deadline: Ongoing

Ashoka Young Changemakers is a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all and are ready to take on their role as youth influencers, peer allies and co-leaders of the global Everyone a Changemaker movement.

Open Call for Nominations:

Nominations are open year-round for Ashoka Young Changemakers in the countries seen below. By completing the nomination form, you are expressing interest to receive an application during the next application cycle per country. 

Ashoka invites young leaders under 20 years of age to become Ashoka Young Changemakers.

Panel: TBD
Deadline: Open
NOMINATE NOWNext Application Cycle: Expected Summer 2021
Panel: TBD
Deadline: Open
NOMINATE NOWNext Application Cycle: Expected Summer 2021
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Deadline: Open
NOMINATE NOWNext Application Cycle: Expected Fall 2020
Panel: TBD
Deadline: Open
NOMINATE NOWNext Application Cycle: Expected Winter 2020
Panel: TBD
Deadline: Open
NOMINATE NOWNext Application Cycle: Expected Spring 2021


You can apply to AYC only in the country that you are a resident of. Currently, Ashoka Young Changemakers is a program in the United States, Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. If you do not live in these countries, please write to your Ashoka country office for youth-related opportunities in your country. 


This opportunity is just for you if:

1. You are under 20 years of age

2. You are a Changemaker

  • Your idea – You deeply empathized with a problem and from that understanding developed your own original idea for addressing it.
  • Your team – You built a team around this idea. You lead by helping others lead, helping them realise they can create positive change.
  • Your world changed – You helped improve people’s lives and the environment around them. You are always committed to the good of all.

3. You want to co-lead the global Everyone a Changemaker movement

  • You are a co-leader – You believe that everyone needs to take initiative and solve problems, everyone needs to find their power as changemakers. You are eager to help your peers and everyone in your school/community/country to find their power.

Application Process

Stage 1: Online Nomination & Screening

Nominate yourself or someone you know through the online form. Reflect on your journey as a Changemaker and access inspiring ideas to advance your initiative.

Stage 2: National Review

Interact with te Ashoka team in your country. Learn more about the co-leadership opportunities for you to contribute and useful insights to help you accelrate the growth of your leadership and changemaking competencies.

Stage 3: International Review

Interact with a Senior Leader from the Ashoka team and with young changemakers from our global network. Understand Ashoka better, and gain expert insights to advance your changemaking journey. 

Stage 4: Selection Panel

Attend an in-person discussion and selection panel, that would include top social entrepreneurs, journalists and other leaders. Meet other top young changemakers and discuss ideas to influence youth culture in your country and to co-lead the Everyone a Changemaker movement.

Reimbursements are available for all candidates to cover panel related expenses like domestic travel, accommodation, and food. Candidates can also bring a parent or adult ally during the visit.

Official Website: Ashoka Young Changemakers Program

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