Youth Innovation Council
MyStartr works because it stays in sync with young people’s changing experience and smart ideas. And you can be part of that process — while being paid for your time!
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You get a part-time job out of the deal plus a great addition to your resume.
Interested in being a member?
Here’s what we’re looking for:
You know the barriers
You’ve faced challenges finding a good job.
And always interested in learning more.
You’re a good communicator
And so also a good listener.
You like collaborating
Working with others to solve problems.
You get social media
And think it can be a force for good.
You live this issue every day
Which makes you an expert on youth employment.
The Youth Innovation Council operates in six-month cycles running from September to March. Applications open in July 2022.
Meet our current Youth Innovation Council: The Council helps make MyStartr what it is designed by young people, for young people.
Here's what past participants are saying about the program
"Give youth the opportunity to be creative and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone to develop the necessary skills to be competitive in the labor market. By having a team full of young people that are living the barriers within employment, we will be able to properly design programs for youth, from youths.”
Priscylla Purnama (2021-2022 YIC Cohort)
"In my opinion, I think a lot of youth suffer in many different ways as a result of not having opportunities that I feel like they should have had available to them. And the work that we do at the Youth Innovation Council goes on to tackle that problem and many other problems that youth face across the country."
Hamza Mohamud (2021-2022 YIC Cohort)