Solutions for Today

Together with our partners we develop creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.

HerStart, our future.

Youth Challenge International has joined forces with thousands of young people worldwide to advance women’s equality globally and create an inclusive economy with a positive impact for all.


We’re recruiting skilled Canadians for unique 3 and 6-month international fellowships so you can volunteer to share your skills, gain experience and make an impact.

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Kilimanjaro Challenge 2024

Summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, while supporting YCI’s HerStart Catalyst Fund and young women’s social ventures.


With an expert team of local guides and porters, join YCI for 6 days of trekking through majestic forests, alpine deserts and glistening ice fields to one of the world’s most famous peaks from March 3-10, 2024.

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Climate Futures Lab

Youth Challenge International’s Climate Futures Lab offers Canadian youth in Calgary and Halifax the opportunity to collaborate and network, building skills and designing local climate solutions to make positive impact in their communities and for their futures.


Funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program, Climate Futures Lab brings together leading social innovation organizations to inspire youth civic engagement in local climate change-related issues and needs.

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Innovate ME

International Youth Internship Program

Innovate ME provides Canadian youth, aged 19-30, the opportunity to work virtually with global partners while gaining experience, knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a future they’ll love.

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  • Operations and Finance Manager, Uganda

    Location: Mpigi, Uganda Contract Length: 1 year, renewable Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week Compensation: 5,000,000 USH/month  Start Date: November 6, 2023 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our......

  • My experience as a HerStart Fellow in Uganda

    Written by Vinuu Aarif Senthil Embarking on a HerStart Fellowship with Youth Challenge International (YCI) has been a life-changing experience, where I have had the privilege to contribute to the HerStart program as both a Program & Partnerships Fellow and a Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. Throughout......

  • Program Coordinator

    Location: Calgary, Canada Contract Length: October 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024 (renewable) Commitment: Full time, 37.5 hours/week Compensation: $32.00/hour Start Date: October 1, 2023 About Youth Challenge International (YCI) YCI is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive......

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When you contribute to YCI, you open up a world of opportunity for young people around the world. Join the youth innovation conversation.