Yunus & Youth Forward Programme 2022 for black youth in the US

Deadline: August 26, 2022.

Deadline: August 26, 2022.

Applications for Yunus & Youth Forward programme 2022 are currently open. Yunus & Youth is looking for young people who want to start an entrepreneurial journey and create lasting impact. During the free 6-month social entrepreneurship program, participants will learn how to turn ideas and vision for their community into a financially sustainable business model.

Forward supports black youth while they shape their own future. We do so through three main components: a vibrant and youthful community – formed by participants, staff members, and mentors; online learning modules with a curated curriculum and hands-on activities, and a mentoring program.

  • Receive support from a successful black mentor: All program participants will be matched with a mentor from a Fortune 500 company. Mentors will provide inspiration and support – and teach you how to use business skills to build your project!
  • Develop skills you’ll use for a lifetime: Entrepreneurial skills like creativity, critical thinking, and communication will look great on your resumé or college application!
  • Join a vibrant community of young social entrepreneurs: You will engage with our global network of social innovators and mentors. Talk about connections and networking, huh?
  • Learn how to create a business step-by-step: Our online and on-demand learning modules and interactive live sessions will walk you through the process of building your business solution. We break the entrepreneurial process into smaller steps so you can have fun along the way!
  • Pitch your solution and earn a grant to kick-start your business: The Program will end with a Final Pitch Competition and participants will present their solutions to a panel of judges from our global network. The best projects will be awarded small grants.


Looking for youth who:

  • Are 15 to 19 years old,
  • Reside in the United States,
  • Identify as black,
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Are interested in turning their vision for their communities into a sustainable solution.

*If you do not have a stable access to the internet, you should signal that on the application form. The Y&Y Team will evaluate on a case by case basis whether we are able to provide financial assistance to cover data usage fees and devices.


The Forward selection process has the following steps:

  • Written Application: Participants will submit a written application through this online questionnaire. They will answer questions related to the eligibility and selection criteria listed on each form session. All open-ended questions should be under 600 characters including spaces) the application form should be submmited before August 26, 2022.
  • Online Interview with Y&Y Forward Team: Shortlisted participants will be invited for a short online chat with the main purpose of going deeper into their written application, and of checking that they agree with the program’s conditions, timeline, and implications. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on an ongoing basis before August 31st, 2022.

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