YOUNG LEADERS COLLECTIVE

AN INITIATIVE OF THE AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION

"This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease." — Robert Kennedy.

Young Leaders Collective(YLC) is a six months-long fellowship for exceptional individuals across sectors & aims to provide a platform to harness and augment the fellows’ skills while enabling Social Change. This fellowship will run concurrent to the existing vocations of the fellows. YLC will offer curated opportunities & formats for driven, young leaders to leverage their skills & network, beyond their work place, to engineer positive social change.

Why do we need the Program

  • To make social change more inclusive through wider participation from community members.
  • To curate a tribe of youth leaders who are empathetic, creative & committed to bring social change.
  • To provide an effective platform to youth leaders to engineer social change by leveraging their unique skills.

Who is it for?

  • Emerging leaders who are open for immersion into a reflective and socially impactful program to find their True North.
  • Young professionals who have a desire to contribute and leverage their skills & expertise towards social change.
  • Promising leaders who are keen to hone and further enhance their leadership skills.

What will we learn?

  • Empathy: Experience & engage with the world with a new perspective that allows you to understand & connect better with people around you.
  • Creativity: An opportunity to design from scratch and execute a project that channelizes support for impact initiatives serving vulnerable communities.
  • Leadership: Leading a micro movement that calls out for enrolling supporter & resources, beyond the realm of designations & work environment, will help you grow as a leader.

How does it work?

  • Orchestrated engagement for an six months, concurrent to the existing vocations of fellows
  • Local Immersions to connect & help build a perspective on social change
  • Master Classes with inspirational leaders from varied backgrounds
  • Diverse, cross sectional cohort
  • Ingenious Capstone projects to facilitate positive social change

NOTE: Accounting for public health realities, most engagements/orientations for the 2022 cohort will be in virtual/regional formats.

The Program

26 Weeks long engagement. Requires commitment of 60 Hours (~mainly weekends and few weekdays) on behalf of fellows to benefit from & add value to the program.

  • Phase I: Introduction& Immersion -virtual, and on-site visits, engagement with Akshaya Patra leadership
  • Phase II: Learning sessions through Master Classes with industry leaders
  • Phase III – Capstone Project - Work on project that will mobilize support for impact initiatives
  • Phase IV: Reflection – Review the journey from immersion to action.

Apply for Next Cohort

Applications for Cohort 22 is now open. Application process closes on May 31st 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 27-35 Years of age by March 31st of the year of application
  • Nationality: Indian

All applications are evaluated on leadership skills, creative acumen, entrepreneurial attitude and social impact vision

For any queries, please reach out to [email protected]

APPLY FOR COHORT 22

YLC Mentor council

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Celebrity Chef & Padma Shri Awardee

Divya Balagopal

Co-Founder & Senior Partner Mundkur Law Partners

Pankaj Chaddah

Co-Founder Mindhouse, Zomato

Sahil Barua

Founders & CEO, Delhivery

 

Sandeep Banerjee

Ex Managing Director of Compass Group (India)

Sri Rajan

Partner, Bain & Company
San Francisco

Vinita Bali

Board Member – IIM Bangalore, CRISIL, Titan Industries

Meet Our First Cohort Fellows

ADITYA VYAS

IIM B
Loreal India

Laxmi Krupa Jeyaganesh

LAKSHMI KRUPA JEYAGANESH

Wharton
Renault Nissan Alliance

Madhuri Chandra Anchuri

MADHURI CHANDRA ANCHURI

BITS Pilani
MSCI Inc.

Pearl Swahney

PEARL SAWHNEY

LSR, MICA
Blume Global

Santhosh Singh

SANTOSH SINGH

IIM B
Rockwell Automation

Shreyansh Mehata

SHREYANS MEHTA

IIT Delh
Apnaklub

Vaibhav Jain

VAIBHAV JAIN

IIT Roorkee, IIM B & MIT
Visa

Varun Govind Raj

VARUN GOVIND RAJ

IIM A
Accenture

Akshat Malhotra

AKSHAT MALHOTRA

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
HDFC Life

Anisha Mishra

ANISHA MISHRA

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Mumbai
IHX Pvt Ltd

Ruchi Aggarwal

RUCHI AGGARWAL

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
IIM A Mentoresult

What Our Fellows Have To Say

Santhosh Singh

SANTOSH SINGH

Akshayapatra Young leader collective program’s one year was a different kind of learning experience for me. This was my first experience with a non profit and what could have been better than associating with an organization that’s transforming lives of millions of children and reshaping the future of our community. Working on YLCs influencer engagement project, our effort was to expand the influential advocate base to lend voice to the cause of TAPF. YLC is an opportunity for budding corporate leaders to expand their horizon of experience and make an effort to find “purpose” in both work and life.

Madhuri Chandra

MADHURI CHANDRA

Grateful to be part of this wonderful program, first batch 2021. Got to meet a batch of super smart compassionate peers focused to make a difference. The program provided me with opportunities to brainstorm on some very interesting problem statements, collectively come together with ideas, present to the CEO. Got to visit Hyderabad kitchen and appreciate the master minds and effort of building the E2E model which efficiently serves meals to millions.

Anisha Mishra

ANISHA MISHRA

I am from the first batch of Akshay Patra Young leaders. A journey of one year has been extremely fulfilling and filled with learnings. We have had interesting projects to work for . We also had kitchen visits, interaction with senior leadership at Akshay Patra and so many group meetings to plan for projects . I had an opportunity to speak to influencers and got to manage one influencer's meeting in Akshay Patra Kitchen in Delhi which indeed was a learning experience. The coaching sessions that we had with CTT was extremely helpful in making us better version of ourselves. The Sessions on Seeking Congruence by Ranjan and Reva were an eye opener. Above all the entire team of 11 leaders got to learn from each other through group and one on one interactions. Thank you, Akshay Patra, for such a wonderful year.

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