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Young Social Pioneers

Work with purpose and passion for a social cause? 18-29 years old? Apply now for Young Social Pioneers 2010. Applications close June 11.

 The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is now calling for applications to Young Social Pioneers 2010, an exceptional year-long training and development program for social change-makers.  Drawing on international best-practice, the program is designed specifically for young Australians working with purpose and passion for a social cause. Fourteen social pioneers will land a place on YSP 2010 and can benefit from skills development, mentoring, intensive group and individual training and access to a global network of social innovators. 

 Applications are now open and close Friday 11th June,   Applicants must be between 18-29 years old and have been actively working on an idea or project for six months, Ø  Areas of work can include: education, environment, health and wellbeing, human rights, media and technology, performing and visual arts, politics, and science.

“YSP has made me feel like what I am doing has great value in the world and is worth taking seriously. The program has also had a profound impact on my organisation.” Tim Kenworthy, founder of Youth Tree and participant in the 2009 YSP program.

 For further information, profiles of past recipients or to apply visit http://www.youngsocialpioneers.org.au/

Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

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