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YouthBank 
Model

The YouthBank Model is first and foremost a young people’s story: how they see their communities, what they understand to be the key issues they face, how they believe these should be tackled and what they can do to effectively make a positive change in their communities.

Unleash young people`s potential with our Model!

We will guide you step by step through the process of building the resilience of young people, fostering their personal growth, soft skills development, and self-esteem. Allow them to make the decisions, take responsibility, and prepare them to engage and change today's world for the better. 

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PHASES

18

STEPS

100+

CHALLENGES

YouthBank is a catalyst for social change!

With over 20 years of expertise in non-formal education, fundraising, financial literacy, critical thinking and problem solving we have developed the model that combines philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and youth development.

Our Model promotes transparency, ethics and equity, fostering resilience and enabling youth to manage and allocate funds to youth-led projects, encouraging democratic thinking and decision-making. 

Encouragement for responsibility!

The YouthBank model empowers young people and encourages them to engage in activities that are aligned with the social and environmental aspects of ESG.

 

The result is a more responsible and sustainable approach to business, the community and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Disruptive model! 

If you agree that asking young people to define problems and issues in their community they see is disruptive - you believe in change.

If you agree that putting the decision-making power in the hands of young people is disruptive - you believe in better world.

If you agree that challenging young people and supporting them on their journey to become active citizens is disruptive - you believe this is the right time!

Theory of Change

In a world run by adults it is difficult to expect young people to bring change. It is impossible for young people to have a voice when they are still being told by adults what to do and what to think. As long as we, as adults, are putting ourselves in their shoes, there will be no footprints towards the change.

WHAT WE BRING

WHAT WE DO

Over 20 years of expertise in non-formal education, fundraising, financial literacy, critical thinking, problem solving.

We promote young people as decision-makers at the local level

We are using funding as a tool to address issues and problems that young people themselves have recognized as important in their communities.

We equip young people with all the skills and tools, guide them through decision making methodologies and support them on their path towards active participation.

THE CHANGE

Young people are equipped with clear ideas of:

social entrepreneurship

idea development

digital literacy

financial literacy

fundraising

money management

fund management

setting the funding priorities

decision making

creative thinking

critical thinking

problem solving

YouthBank Golden Rules

While all YouthBanks are given flexibility to develop in a variety of ways to suit local needs, their work is underpinned by 9 key values - YouthBank Golden Rules.

1. YOUTH LED 2. OPEN TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE 3. PARTICIPATION & INCLUSION 4. PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING & RESPECTING DIFFERENCES 5. CLEAR AND FAIR METHODS OF GRANT-MAKING 6. SAY IT AS IT IS 7. DEVELOPING YOUNG PEOPLE`S SKILLS & EXPERIENCE 8. REFLECTION & EVALUATION 9. CELEBRATION 

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