Rise Up Call for Applications: Youth Champions Initiative for young people (Fully Funded to California, USA)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Rise Up is launching the third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an exciting initiative that is advancing innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Through YCI, Rise Up invests in young champions who are leading the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ) movement now and for the next generation.

Following a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 22 visionary young people working in Packard Foundation priority geographies – India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the United States (Louisiana and Mississippi). YCI integrates intensive capacity building, leadership development, mentoring, project funding, and technical assistance to enable young leaders to launch creative new initiatives to improve SRHRJ in their countries.


  • Young persons between the ages of 18-29
  • Residents of:
    • India
    • Pakistan
    • Ethiopia
    • Rwanda
    • Louisiana and Mississippi, USA
  • Personal dedication to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Commitment to social change and experience in one or more of the following areas: youth development, education, sexual and reproductive health and rights, innovation and/or related fields
  • Support of the applicant’s host organization and ability to participate in a workshop in Los Altos, California, USA in June or July 2019
  • Proficient in oral and written English


  • Rise Up will cover all costs related to program participation, including passport and visa application fees, round-trip travel costs, food, and lodging during the week-long Incubator workshop in California.

Application Procedure:

Interested qualified applicants should complete the downloadable application form below and email it on or before February 28, 2019 to Rise Up’s Program Associate Patzia Martinez at [email protected], with a copy to Program Manager Claudia Romeu at [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rise Up Call for Applications: Youth Champions Initiative


  1. […] Initiative des jeunes champions de Rise Up investit dans de puissants jeunes leaders âgés de 18 à 29 ans qui dirigent le mouvement pour la santé sexuelle et reproductive, les droits et la justice en Éthiopie, en Inde, au Pakistan, au Rwanda et aux États-Unis. Le modèle validé de manière externe permet aux jeunes leaders de créer un changement à grande échelle grâce au développement du leadership, à la technologie, à l’innovation et au plaidoyer. […]


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