Young Leaders Collective

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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

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