Bridge to Ukraine plans to train 25 youth teams around Ukraine in project development and management. We will then give small grants to each team that completes the training to fund community development projects they develop during the training.
A 2017 poll conducted by the Center for Independent Sociological Studies OMEGA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine found that while only 12 percent of Ukrainians aged 14-34 have joined a public project to support their local communities, 52 percent indicated they are ready to join a public project to support their local communities. Our Youth Bank will initially fund 25 youth teams -- each consisting of 3+ members -- and will affect 2500+ Ukrainians in their communities.
A group of youth interested in conducting a project within their community must apply to participate in a small training session. During the session, they will be taught how to develop their idea, how to fill out a proposal, and how to create a budget. Then, a small sum of money is given to the groups of young people who have developed a well-designed plan. During the process, youth learn important lessons about leadership, decision-making, teamwork, problem solving, event planning, and more!
This project will train 25 youth teams skills such as leadership, decision-making, teamwork, problem solving, and event planning. Youth teams that successfully complete a project will be asked to help train new youth teams in their regions. Community projects will also positively affect various community members.