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 global citizensThrough fellowships, grants, exchanges, and online and in-person learning, we help people 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.