Call for Applications:David and Lucile Packard Foundation Youth Champions Initiative

yciThe David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Public Health Institute (PHI) have partnered to launch the Youth Champions Initiative – a new initiative to advance innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.

 The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) will leverage the experience and lessons learned from PHI’s Let Girls Lead and Champions for Change initiatives, building an entirely new and innovative initiative in honor of the Packard Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The YCI will build upon the Foundation’s longstanding commitment to reproductive health and the engagement of youth leaders by investing in visionary young champions who will lead the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement for the next generation.

 The Youth Champions Initiative will select 18 visionary young leaders (ages 18-29) from India, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and the US to attend YCI’s innovative Incubator workshop, which will be held from December 4-12, 2014 in Los Altos, California, USA. The Incubator will integrate capacity building in sexual and reproductive health and rights, leadership, innovation, advocacy and project development. YCI will competitively award grants (in the range of $8,000 – $12,000) to participating Youth Champions and their organizations to launch innovative sexual and reproductive health and rights projects they develop during the Incubator.  

 The deadline to submit applications is July 25, 2014. 

. Click here to download the YCI factsheetselection criteria, and application to share with prospective candidates. If you would like us to follow up with qualified candidates, please send their name, organization, phone number, and email to YCI CoordinatoClaudia Romeu (, with copy to

For more information; visit Youth Champion Initiative


Posted on June 27, 2014, in Africa, Career, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Women, Girls, Global, Social Entrepreneurship and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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