Societal Entrepreneurship

The International Youth Initiative Program

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The International Youth Initiative Program

Alternative education for young adults

Location address: Järna, 153 91
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For ages: 18+ years

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10 Month Programme Fee £8000
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is a 10 month residential societal entrepreneurship training for 18-28 years olds based in Ytterjärna, Sweden. It offers a holistic educational program that expands global understanding and personal awareness. YIP aims to strengthen young people’s capacity to take personal and collective initiative in the face of current global realities. Up to 40 participants learn, create and organize alongside experts, facilitators and innovators. YIP’s curriculum provides a platform for young people to expand their understanding, develop their fullest potential and find their authentic tasks in society and the world. The term “societal entrepreneur” as used by YIP describes people and initiatives that base their actions in service of society and understand the world as one interconnected living organism. This paradigm points to the interconnectedness of global systems and new ways of working toward a more equitable world. Through allowing young people to explore this paradigm and with it face and develop themselves and society, YIP seeks to support these young people to become leaders of a new, more sustainable and integrated lifestyle and future.
About your mentor
The International Youth Initiative Program
Alternative education for young adults
The International Youth Initiative Program started as an idea and topic of conversation amongst a diverse international group of young people connected to the Youth Section of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. In August 2008 the first year of YIP commenced in Ytterjärna, Sweden. Since then the program has kept changing and adapting to the needs of participants and the wider community as well as to changing global debates and societal developments. Since the beginning, the organising team has welcomed many and changing members, assistance and volunteers. The frequent change over has made for a fresh, dynamic and diverse group of organisers each program year. The organizing team of YIP is a passionate group of people that have made YIP their lifestyle, at least for the time being. The team takes care of the curriculum design, all the planning, financing, logistics, arrangements and organization of the program. As they also live on campus, they coach, mentor and support the participants through their YIP experience. The team consists of some full-time members, who guarantee the longer term processes and responsibilities for the organization and the curriculum. Next to these there are often volunteers that help make the community life with its many practical and logistical details run smoothly.
Learning aim
Aim 1
The YIP program moves through several different stages or so called modules: Global Realities; Inner Awareness; Collaboration & Community Dynamics; International Learning Placements (Internships); Self Designed Curriculum; Integration & Transition. In order to create a holistic education, YIP participants are given an opportunity to dive into different topic areas. Within each of the seven course blocks are a series of one week-long courses in the morning and afternoon activities that balance intellectual, socio-emotional and practical knowledge.
Pricing information
Ticket name10 Month Programme Fee
Information100.000SEK - Program, Courses, Materials, Evening Activities, Travel - Meals - Accommodation
Where we'll be
Kulturcentrum Järna 13, Kulturcentrum Järna 13, Järna, Stockholms län, 153 91

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Cancellation Policy
None of the aboveYIP reserves the right to withdraw the course if the number of participants is not sufficient, or if the financial resources needed for running the program are not sufficiently secured one month prior to the beginning of the first term. Fees will be refunded in full if YIP cancels the program. In case of cancellation, you will be notified latest three weeks before the program was due to start. It is at the discretion of YIP whether a participant will receive their refund if they decide to leave the program. In case of leaving in the first term, a written notice must be handed in at least four weeks before the second term is due to start in order to be considered for a refund of the second term.

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