Youth Leadership

    Starbucks believes the power of young people will change the world for the better.

    At Starbucks, we continually look for innovative ways to help strengthen our communities.. With Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants, (Youth Action Grants in 2012) we hope to develop young people to become extraordinary leaders, by investing in the leadership skills required for the changing global economy.

    Engaging Youth Goals and Progress

    Goal: Engage a total of 50,000 young people to innovate and take action in their communities by 2015.

    Progress through 2012: We continue to exceed this goal by engaging more than 54,000 youth in community activities in 2012
    Infograph - Youth Action
    To learn more about our work in youth leadership read our Global Responsibility Goals & Progress Report.

    As we engage in communities in the present, we are also planning for the future. We’re helping develop the next generation of extraordinary leaders through our Youth Action grants. These investments help young people learn the skills required for our changing global economy, such as business savvy, social conscience and collaborative communication.

    When we created the Youth Action program in 2008, we set an ambitious goal of engaging 50,000 young people by 2015. For each of the past three years, we have exceeded this goal. These youth leaders in turn mobilized more than 1.8 million hours of community service in 2012 and created ripples of change in communities around the world. As we look to the future with our Youth Leadership grants, we hope to help the next generation of leaders to build successful and socially responsible businesses and nonprofit organizations.

    Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants

    We recently refined the Starbucks Youth Action Grants program to the Youth Leadership grants in November 2012.

    Learn more about our revised grant guidelines and grant process.

    Starbucks Youth Leadership Grants

    Youth Leadership Grants help young people realize their natural potential to reinvent the world.

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