December 19, 2020

YOUnified is an annual community service initiative that celebrates YSEALI’s anniversary every December and the power of YSEALI members to positively transform their communities across Southeast Asia. The YOUnified campaign in the Philippines is a special event to recognize youth's contribution to improve communities this year - even in the middle of a pandemic.

WHY JOIN YOUNIFIED AWARDS?

Celebrate the Filipino youth's triumphs to create positive changes this year!

YOUnified combines the words YOUTH and UNIFIED to demonstrate YSEALI members’ ingenuity in developing solutions to local, national, and regional challenges.

As part of this year’s YOUnified celebration in the Philippines, YSEALI Alumni Mobilization Program through Leadership and Influence to Filipino Youth (YSEALI AMPLIFY) Batch 4.0 and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines will recognize youth organizations with notable achievements in helping communities across the country this year, amid the ongoing pandemic.

Eligibility

Applicants should be:
  • Be based in the Philippines;
  • Have its officers or core members be part of the YSEALI network; and
  • IF NOT YET A MEMBER, REGISTER FOR FREE AT:
    www.yseali.state.gov
  • Have implemented / currently implementing a project or initiative, aligned with the competition categories, to help their communities this year (January 2020- present).

What is YSEALI?

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community. Today, the network has more than 150,000 members across Southeast Asia, including more than 27,000 members from the Philippines. For more information and to become a member for free, visit http://yseali.state.gov

Project Criteria

This year’s awards categories:
Environment and Food Security
Governance
Economic Development
Volunteerism and Community Mobilization

Judging Criteria

  • (20%) RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
    How did you utilize available resources efficiently to implement your project?
  • (30%) YOUnity
    How did you collaborate with stakeholders to implement the project?
  • (30%) IMPACT
    How did it help your community this year? 
  • (20%) SUSTAINABILITY
    How do you intend to sustain the impact of your initiatives? 

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

₱50,000

PROJECT GRANT, and more!

The winners in each category will be announced during a virtual awarding ceremony on December 19, 2020, and will receive a plaque of recognition, P50,000 project grant and other prizes. 

Deadline of applications will be on December 5, 2020, 03:00 PM