Youth & Leadership

Engaging youth and social entrepreneurs in a meaningful exchange of ideas to drive lasting change. 


Eurasia Foundation prepares rising leaders to grow into proactive, informed, and engaged citizensThrough fellowships, grants, exchanges, and online and in-person trainings, we help youth and social entrepreneurs identify and organize themselves around issues of concern, such as social inclusion, mental health, education, and environmental harm. Our programs encourage confidence, self-awareness, critical reflection, and inclusive action, and emphasize critical skills such as leadership, coalition-building, decision-making, conflict managementand teamwork.

SUCCESS STORY Bridges Rural-Urban Divide, Creates Opportunities for Kazakh-Speaking Youth

Zhandos Meirmanov from Karagandy, Kazakhstan, credits debate for honing his communication, argumentation, and problem-solving skills. The catch? Debates at his university only took place in Russian.