Co-founder and Chief Executive of Young Social Innovators, Rachel Collier, on the programme which is encouraging a new socially-conscious generation.
Rachel Collier co-founded Young Social Innovators (YSI) with Sr Stan, as the renowned social justice campaigner is affectionately known, in 2001. The organisation was born out of a vision to give young people an opportunity to become active, engaged citzens. With the assistance of a network of hundreds of teachers and volunteers the organisation now puts thousands of young people through the YSI programme every year, encouraging them and assisting them to develop projects which improve their communities. YSI are building the first Social Innovation Learning Lab in Ireland, situated in DCU’s Alpha Innovation Centre and it will provide new opportunities for educators, students and business partners.
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