YouthStart offers disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 30 years a unique and stimulating training program based on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through the program, they regain their self-confidence and trust in others, essential steps in moving forward and building a high-quality professional and personal future.
Since the creation of YouthStart as a not-for-profit organisation over 20 years ago, more than 9,000 young people throughout Belgium have participated in its training programs. An impact study conducted by VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) found that overall 84% of YouthStart participants, and 70% of those not in employment, education or training, found their way forward after completing the program by either going back to school, getting a job or starting their own business.
These impressive results are proof of the real impact that YouthStart has on a young person’s journey to discover their talents and learn how to take charge of their future.
CEO of Mitiska and Board Director of YouthStart