? WHAT WOULD
YOU DO TO CHANGE THE LIFE OF
In 2014 almost 100 university students were ready to spend months to find their own answers to this challenging question. Thinking together, testing, progress and self-development, experiental learning and teamwork, solidarity and social change, creative solutions and innovation - these were the most important features of â€Ś
YOUTH2YOUTH a tournament, where creativity and innovation meets social reality
TO YOUTH Youth2Youth is a social innovation tournament which aims to develop innovative solutions to the problems of vulnerable youth. We were searching creative answers to the challenges socially disadvantaged children face every day.
IF I HAD TO SUM UP THE LESSONS I’VE LEARNED THANKS TO THIS TOURNAMENT IN ONE STATEMENT, IT WOULD SOUND LIKE THIS: BE BRAVE, BE DIFFERENT, BE CHEEKY, BE THE CHANGE YOURSELF!
17 solution plans were presented in the final round of the tournament. The teams developed their innovative plans in four categories: social entrepreneurship, holistic approach, innovative ideas based on new solutions, and public policies promoting social change.
THE YOUTH2YOUTH PROCESS During the eight months of the tournament the teams took part in various activities, and solved challenging tasks in order to win the prizeâ€Ś
Trainings Community service
Selection Prepearing solution plans
The prize: study visit to the United States
THE BEST SOLUTION PLANS
Taboo-hunter A training-program and campaign to stop bullying in schools. Bullying and aggression are among the biggest unsolved issues in our schools, and the possibilities oﬀered by social media tools make it even worse, while this is still a taboo. The Taboo-hunter project aims to address this hot topic amongst teenagers, and get high-school students involved in discussions, activities related to prevention, communication c a m p a i g n s a n d p e e r - e du c a ti o n activities.
GO!DO! A board game to teach about professions to kids Studies show that socially disadvantaged kids get no support when it comes to plan their own carreer and choose a suitable profession. Many of these kids have no idea about the great variety of professions they could choose from: they imagine their own future based on what they see in their local communities, where most of the people are unemployed. The GO!DO! board game teaches kids in a playful way about professions from joiner to cultural anthropologist.
Teaching financial responsibility to kids in childrens' shelters. In Hungary kids living in childrens’ shelters do not get a chance to learn how to deal with money which is later the cause of a lot of trouble: what is the value of earning it, how to use it well, and why financial planning is important in our everyday life. Slingshot is a social innovation program oﬀering complex financial education to kids in such institutions. It provides them trainings, and through a social enterprise kids can get real life experiences about how to handle money in a responsible manner.
A mobile museum bus. This plan is focusing on one specific settlement in Hungary, called Kisvaszar. As in many other tiny villages, the youth of Kisvaszar are bored because of the lack of valuable and constructive freetime activites. To them even the neighbouring settlements are unreachable. The MoMu’s aim is to create a community space for children and youths where they can take part in art classes, create their own exhibition, and by travelling with the bus show-case it to other communities.
I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT YOUR GOAL IS TO INVEST IN YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIFE. I THINK IT HAS A HIGH RISK FACTOR, BUT IF IT IS SUCCESSFUL, IT CAN HAVE MORE BENEFIT, THAN MANY OTHER THINGS IN THIS WORLD.
MORE THAN JUST A
TOURNAMENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MONTHS
preparatory 4 day camp
TRAININGS topics: creative planning, presentation
CONSULTATION 30 COMPETING TEAMS 17 PLANS
meetings with professionals working in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship
community-development and networking events for the participants
WHICH WERE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE TEAMS
How much these statements describe you?
I AM MORE INTERESTED IN SOCIAL PROBLEMS not at all
a little bit
I AM MORE PREPARED TO DEVELOP CREATIVE IDEAS
not at all 48%
a little bit
NOW I KNOW MORE ABOUT VULNERABLE YOUTH not at all
mapping the problem
solution plan development presentation
a little bit moderately absolutely
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS TOURNAMENT TO OTHERS?
HOW DID I CHANGE? I HAVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT DIFFERENT PLANS FOR YEARS, BUT THANKS TO THE TOURNAMENT THEY STARTED TO DEVELOP. TO TAKE SHAPE. TO COME TRUE. I’VE GOT WINGS FROM YOU.
YOUTH2YOUTH the tournament was organised by
FOUNDATION FOR DEMOCRATIC YOUTH MORE INFORMATION www.youth2youth.hu email@example.com SPONSORS YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME, OTP JUNIOR, OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Youth2Youth is a social innovation tournament implemented in Hungary and organised by Foundation for Democratic Youth.