YouthActionNet® pursues a bold mission: to strengthen and scale up the impact of youth-led social ventures. 

Through its Laureate Global Fellows program and national and regional youth leadership institutes around the world, YouthActionNet® has supported young social entrepreneurs who have pioneered innovative solutions to urgent global challenges. But its work doesn’t stop there. On campuses, YouthActionNet®’s University Connect initiative has engaged an emerging generation of youth as change-makers. For more information, please visit the YouthActionNet® website.


  • YouthActionNet fellows are young leaders from 92 countries.
  • There are more than 2,000 YouthActionNet fellows, youth leading social change.
  • Globally, there have been 24 national and regional YouthActionNet institutes, to foster youth leadership.