Youth mentoring to develop their solidarity initiatives

The project

Unis-Cité’s Dream & Perform project aims to develop young people through social entrepreneurship experiences. It offers them the opportunity to develop their own projects to achieve specific social or environmental impacts. Volunteers are recruited on the sole criterion of motivation and diversity. Unis-Cité aims to recruit a large number of vulnerable youth each year (youth without employment or high school diplomas, coming from underprivileged neighborhoods/or living with disabilities). Young women are also an important target population.

With support from the Fondation CHANEL, Unis-Cité will set up a gender-focused course in the Dream & Perform program. A module on “Women’s Leadership Development” will be developed and rolled out to boost their skills and self- confidence. Inspiring meetings with women entrepreneurs will be organized. Finally, a sponsorship program will match Chanel employees with beneficiaries.

The partner

Unis-Cité offers young people aged 16 to 25, from all social and cultural backgrounds and levels of education, the ability to commit to full-time and team, for 6 or 9 months on missions general interest in France.

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Key indicators

Last update : 12/11/2018

number of girls who received an entrepreneurship training since 2016


number of young people who received gender-sensitive information through workshops

More than 200

percentage of the girls trained who reported a growth in their self confidence and technical skills


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