|About||A Creative Entrepreneurship Academy bridging the economic & opportunity divide by creating youth led businesses through the arts.|
|Mission||Youth Interactive is an after-school Entrepreneurial Arts Academy that bridges opportunity & social divisions by providing creative young adults from all walks of life with the keys to self-sufficiency. These young entrepreneurs create art and goods available for sale in our shop in Santa Barbara and online, and in the process learn how to manage their own business.|
Youth Interactive offers a new kind of educational approach, one that meets the needs of students and the demands of life in a global economy. We create youth led businesses and mentor students’ creativity to help ignite their imagination and provide them with new opportunities to develop the life skills needed to succeed beyond school.
Our goal is to bridge opportunity and social divisions by providing creative young adults from all walks of life with the keys to self-sufficiency.
A RECORD OF SUCCESS
Today, Youth Interactive has built after school centers and operates programs in India, Jamaica, United Kingdom, the United States of America and soon in Papua New Guinea.
In three years we now serve over 2,000 students worldwide.
Youth Interactive has been nominated for several awards, including The Ernst & Young social entrepreneur award for its sustainability.
Youth Interactive has been featured in the media. However, the true measure of Youth Interactive success lies in our student’s stories & media. After all, they’re the reason why Youth Interactive exists.
How does Youth Interactive deliver the results our youth need?
We listen, we learn, we change and we work, as one, hand in hand with many other local and global non – profits, businesses, parents, communities, schools and educational bodies. This extensive, collaborative impact is what transforms our students from potential dropout statistics to college-bound highschool graduates and economically independent young adults.