Inspiring Stories

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Inspiring Stories is a New Zealand based social enterprise with the vision to see young people realise their potential to change the world. Since 2011 we've built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships that have supported thousands of young people to explore the big issues of our time, to build their entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and their ideas to make a difference for our future.

We're the crew behind the prestigious annual event, Festival for the Future; The Impact Awards – providing $25K in prizes to celebrate young New Zealanders making a difference across five key categories; the Future Leaders programme, which is changing lives for a diverse range of young people in some of NZ's most challenged rural communities; and Inspiring Speakers – NZ's social enterprise speaker bureau representing top talent for paid speaking opportunities, with the profit used to support scholarship opportunities for young people.

Commitment to Youth Empowerment 

Inspiring Stories vision is to see young people realise their potential to change the world. We do this through a range of partnerships and programmes that support young people to explore the big issues of our time, to build capability, and their ideas to make a difference for our future.

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Target Countries/region:

New Zealand

Collaboration with Youth Co:lab

We are the official country partner with UNDP and Youth Co:Lab in New Zealand.

Learn more about Festival for the Future:

Focusing primarily on SDG:

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 Youth empowerment 

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