ABOUT DRIVERS FOR CHANGE
Drivers for Change is a registered charity supporting young people to create the change they want to see in their communities.
Our flagship project is a unique learning journey that brings together young aspiring leaders (81 this year!) and takes them in search of best practice, innovative ideas and collaborative approaches to creating social change.
Our collective journey...
During the journey, we travel by bus to different communities and meet inspiring role models - including entrepreneurs, activists, community organisers and artists - who are all working to make their communities thrive. These inspirational visits are coupled with a leadership and enterprise skills programme.
By exploring innovative practice and developing skills, the participants return to their communities with a greater understanding of how they can create social impact within their own communities.
More importantly, they return as part of a global network that will provide them with ongoing support and encouragement to create the change they want to see.
Is the start of our individual journeys
The Drivers for Change team continue to support and invest in the group, helping them both individually and by bringing them back together as a group periodically. Our partnerships also provide pathways for further personal and professional development as we work towards the goal of each journey participant contributing to social change in their own community.
We live in a progressive and affluent country, yet we are facing many tough societal challenges including a rise in inequality and an increase in 'hollowed out' communities around the UK.
At the same time, millennials are regularly reported to place greater importance on having a sense of purpose in their careers, are more likely to start their own businesses and place a greater emphasis on how their actions impact on the wider world....
We bring these two things together and support creative and entrepreneurial young leaders, aged 18-26, to achieve their goals.
Inspired by the world's biggest enterprise train journey!
Drivers for Change is inspired by the world's biggest enterprise journey; Jagriti Yatra in India. Now in its tenth year, Jagritri Yatra has taken over 3,000 young people on a 14-day tour of India and has been the catalyst for a number of innovative social action projects.
Having previously contributed to Jagriti Yatra as facilitators, speakers and guests the team behind Drivers for Change are now passionate about bringing elements of this unique journey to the UK.
Although some of the logistical elements are not transferrable - our national rail doesn’t have quite as many miles of track as India’s! - we hope to capture the vibrant atmosphere of Jagriti Yatra and aspire to replicating its far reaching social impact.
Interested in getting involved with a future Drivers for Change project?
Help us succeed
Would you like to help make Drivers for Change a success? We're looking for funders, speakers and facilitators. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more about how you can help.