The events of the previous year have amplified the needs for technologies and innovation to focus on the social component of development, namely, the human-centric approach. With the coming of Gen Z into the global market, it is an undeniable reality that this generation will steer the vision of entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy 2.0. However, it is also important to note that the Public and Private sector must find ways to engage youth and encourage them to focus on social entrepreneurship as the main catalyst for change in the future. This article will outline multiple ways in which such an ambitious agenda can be achieved.
Action Item 1: Build Upon Gen Z’s Social Impact Emphasis
One way to engage more youth to become social entrepreneurs is to emphasize Gen Z’s mindset in the Public and Private sector, therefore enabling them to feel included at the policy-making table, which will in turn encourage them to innovate for the greater good.
Action Item 2: Structure Educational Outcomes Around Social Innovation
At present moment, educational outcomes of academic institutions are not structured around positive social impact. Indeed, students do learn important information related to matters as Ecology and Planet Health, as well as Governance. However, educators should aim to explain to youth how their education in these subjects directly provides positive social impact. This can encourage youth to gain curiosity into social entrepreneurship, and help build the next generation of innovators.
Action Item 3: Involve Youth in Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps
Action Item 4: Translate The Benefits of Social Entrepreneurship to Youth
There are multiple ways in which we can engage youth to become social entrepreneurs. By leveraging the might of the public and private sector, emphasizing Gen Z’s dogma of positive social impact, and enabling educational institutions to be key drivers in this process, we can expect more youth to become social entrepreneurs.
Original source: https://www.the-angelica-factor.com/post/how-to-engage-youth-to-become-social-entrepreneurs
This publication has been prepared within INDIGISE project. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.
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