The YouthStart Fund (Belgium)

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Goals

  • Stimulate entrepreneurship among disadvantaged youngers and young adults (16-30 yrs) by engaging them in a practical, interactive and creative training program.
  • The objective is to facilitate their social and professional integration by either returning to school, finding a job or starting their own business.

Activities

In 2018, YouthStart will provide 100 entrepreneurship training programs to groups of 10-15 participants, free of charge.

On the final day of the 8-day program, participants present the business plan they developed during the course to a panel of experts, before being awarded the YouthStart Certificate.

After the program, graduates continue to be supported and mentored by YouthStart community partners.

Success Indicators

  • 82% educational or professional integration rate within 6 months after completion of the program.
  • Impact research indicates that 6 months after the completion of the program, 82% of graduates have taken charge of their future either by finding a job (59%), pursuing their education (12%) or starting their own business (11%).
  • The 82% benchmark is considered outstanding especially given the fragile and disadvantaged target population.

 

KBF CANADA is working with YouthStart in Belgium to implement this project. Founded in 1998, the organization is under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium. The goal of YouthStart for 2020 is to reach a total of 10,000* young people who will become entrepreneurs in life and in work.

*Gross estimated cost for training one student: 2 700 CAD (1 800 Euros).

How to support this project?

By credit card: At the top right of this page, indicate the amount you wish to donate, and make the donation online by credit card. Simple and fast!

By check: Mail the check to the KBF CANADA Foundation, mention ‘Project C203 : YouthStart’ in the ‘For’ section and send it to: KBF CANADA Foundation, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, MONTREAL, QC, H3B 2B6 – CANADA.

By Direct Deposit: Send an email to the KBF CANADA Foundation info@kbfcanada.ca or call +1 514.481.2000.

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada

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