Get involved with YouthStart


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Get involved as an individual

You can make a difference! Sometimes sharing our Facebook page or organising a small event in your neighbourhood to support YouthStart can snowball into something amazing.

Share YouthStart with your network.

What can be easier than reaching friends and acquaintances with just one click of the mouse? Forward the link to our website!

Or encourage them to follow us on the social media channels mentioned below.


Chances are they will be interested, too!

Send us your testimonial

Did you participate in the YouthStart programme or come into contact with us in another way? Send us your experience!

Your positive feedback will help us to convince others of the importance of our work.


Contact Tessa
Organise an event for the benefit of YouthStart

Are you planning an event, such as a sponsor run, rock concert or charity dinner? Why not do it for the benefit of YouthStart?

This way, you can add a social twist to your project.


Contact Lena
Join us as a volunteer or freelance trainer

We need people with different areas of expertise in order to carry out our projects. So don’t hesitate to contact us!

Who knows, you may be able to share your talents with our participants soon!


Contact Lieke

Do you have any questions or do you have a great idea for supporting our work? Let us know.


Get involved as an organisation

We welcome all the support we can get. There are endless ways you can contribute in a way that suits your organisation.


Include YouthStart in your will

By including a donation to YouthStart in your will, you can make a huge impact on the future of our youth and our society. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. YouthStart helps underprivileged youth to build a more inclusive, safe and prosperous world. If you have any questions about naming YouthStart as a beneficiary in your will, please contact Lena. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact Lena

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  • "I enjoy teaching courses that inspire young people to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner and support them in their entrepreneurial endeavours. I help each participant recognise opportunities and contribute to enhancing their future career prospects. Being a trainer means working with young people on a personal level. I find this very inspiring!”
    Lydie Amici
    YouthStart trainster
  • "YouthStart knows that each person has an entrepreneurial spirit; the question is how to unlock it. The quality of the training course is amazing! I would recommend it to everyone interested in self-development, working in business and other fields! The YouthStart training is quite confrontational and can be a bit overwhelming, especially at first. But the guidance provided by the inspiring trainers helps you to relax into the process and makes everything easy. Shouting, laughing, crying, not giving up, hallelujah – emotions like these make the course all the more intense. :-) Thanks to YouthStart, my presentation skills have improved and I’m a lot more focused. Every day in my work I apply the skills that I gained from YouthStart. If I, Wali Sediqi, can do it, so can you!”
    Wali Sediqi
    YouthStart alumnus
  • “Today’s generation of young people is facing unprecedented technological, social and economic changes. Young people need practical and versatile skills in order to be considered for meaningful jobs. The Citi Foundation focuses on training programmes that provide young people with support to link education to management skills. That’s why YouthStart is a strong partner for Citi Foundation in Belgium. By offering an efficient, effective and innovative training programme that gets young people excited about entrepreneurship and enables them to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential, YouthStart is in line with our ambitions.”
    Lars Seynaeve
    Citi Foundation
  • “It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to meet the YouthStart trainers and learn more about their training methods. They offer high-quality work and our youth deserve to benefit from what YouthStart has to offer. The best part for me was attending the certificate ceremony and seeing the difference only a limited number of training sessions can make. My goal for today is to repeat the experience with YouthStart and a new group of young people.”
    Dominique Bernard
    CPAS Braine-l’Alleud
  • “I’ve been blessed with many opportunities in life. YouthStart’s students experience difficulties or are underprivileged in this sense. This doesn’t mean they haven’t got the potential for greatness. Their dreams deserve to be seen, heard and passed on. I’m a passionate believer of untapped potential in people. I see it as my mission to empower and inspire students to take charge of their lives and to equip them with the skills to turn their passion into entrepreneurial opportunities.”
    Caroline Dobbeleir
    YouthStart trainer
  • “At first I felt overwhelmed by the amount of information I had to process. But thanks to the excellent guidance provided by the motivated trainers, I began to see the wood for the trees. Slowly but surely my project started to take form. The fact that I’m deaf was not an obstacle, because I was able to get extra support where needed. I also found it increasingly easy to speak in front of an audience. It was also an opportunity for me to show that having a disability doesn’t need to hold you back. This was confirmed by the fact that I was selected for the National Final, and subsequently, by winning the Public Prize. This prize allowed me to prove myself on a European stage in Sofia. I firmly believe that if you are offered the opportunity to take part in a YouthStart course, you should jump at the chance. It opens doors in ways you’ve never imaged and allows you to grow in every sense.” Thank you YouthStart for all the opportunities!”
    Phebe Verstraeten
    YouthStart alumnus
  • “Last December, I was asked to join the panel of judges for YouthStart’s Business Plan Competition. What an exceptional experience! It was great to hear these young people talk about their projects with such passion, and to see them pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and enjoying their new adventures. It was a truly heart-warming experience. Thanks to YouthStart for making this possible.”
    Corentin Scarcez
  • “YouthStart has huge added value for us. YouthStart gives students a boost and builds their self-esteem, allowing them to dream bigger and pursue higher goals. All our teachers are very satisfied with how the collaboration with YouthStart has worked out.”
    Ludo Viaene
    Coordinator CLW Campus Petrus en Paulus Oostende

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