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Impact Toolbox Youth in Development Fellowship 2024

The Youth in Development Boot Camp and Fellowship train and equip young people all over the world with the information and skills they need to promote sustainable development. The majority of this program’s alumni have gone on to launch sustainable and highly effective social initiatives that are changing the socioeconomic landscapes of their communities.

The IMPACT Toolbox is happy to host outstanding young individuals in this unique professional development experience. The IMPACT Toolbox is proudly supported by Rustandy Center for Social Innovation at the Chicago Booth Business School, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, and Appalachian State University, Booth North Carolina, U.S.A.


  • All applicants will have access to the Impact Strategy Course on the Impact Toolbox platform.
  • Selected fellows will be enrolled in two online courses valued at $1,000. Through these courses, fellows will learn to develop a theory of change, a business model, a minimal viable product (MVP), a financial model, a go-to-market strategy, tell compelling stories, develop effective business plans, and pitch to investors. Fellow will receive a completion certificate for the two online courses.
  • Selected Fellows will engage in intensive three-day boot camp, offering practical perspectives and inspiration from accomplished social entrepreneurs. The boot camp features special networking sessions designed to expand network through interaction. These sessions stand out as a major highlight within the fellowship program, providing valuable opportunities for connection and collaboration.
  • The Impact Toolbox’s Venture Development Prize offers equity-free financial support ranging from $500 to $2,500. It is designed to empower exceptional Youth in Development Fellows, providing them with the means to advance their projects and products. Fellows are required to showcase a well-defined plan for revenue generation, a commitment to addressing societal issues, innovation, and the potential for substantial social impact.


  • Demonstrated interest in starting a social enterprise and a career in the social sector;
  • Have an idea or initiative for social change;
  • Be between the ages of 19 -35 on or before the application deadline;
  • Be from any part of the world;
  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Be available to complete all the fellowship activities.


This application will close by January 31st, 2024. To guide you in answering the application questions accurately, you may complete the social impact strategy course. Use coupon code YIDApplication to access the course for free.

Deadline: January 31, 2024

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