IN THE SPIRIT OF
"THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE YOUNG. IT IS A YOUNG AND NEW WORLD WHICH IS NOW UNDER PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT AND IT IS THE YOUNG WHO MUST CREATE IT."
What is YouthLink?
YouthLink is a service unit that works towards empowering and supporting youth by providing information, programs, connections and resources.
YouthLink was founded in early 2015 as part of the Retreat community process. During this event, several hundred Aurovillians looked at the themes of economy, education, governance, growth, town planning and bioregion & Youth.. The goals related to youth were defined with milestones related to housing, education, and employment. YouthLink has since defined itself as a Service of Auroville. The service is run by a group of young adults and works with a large number of resource persons by providing a link to different Auroville working groups, services, and units. Today, the YouthLink office stands at the Townhall complex, from which various events, programs and workshops are conceived.
What We Do
At the basic level, Youthlink will provide a central point of connection for youth priorities and needs.
Youthlink will organise gatherings - both social and professional, maintain profiles of capabilities and interests, provide information and maintain an active support system to help youth integrate into the larger ecosystem in Auroville and beyond.
For youth-led activities, Youthlink will operate as a channel for resources from the various sources within and outside Auroville.
Support will range from the personal (counselling, housing, mentoring etc.) to the professional (project planning, financial resources, skills) in order that the youth-led activity achieves success.
Through its series of programs and projects, Youthlink will provide for experiences and skills development “on the job” on a voluntary basis.The goal is to provide youth with a safe environment and non-judgemental space to try out various opportunities without the pressure to commit to one or the other.
Find Your Path
Mentorships and Apprenticeships
Sometimes being young can be tough. Many young individuals feel the need to have more support systems when facing new challenging situations, moving forward in life.
Many experienced Aurovilians are happy to help guide and nurture aspiring youth in Auroville. From accounting to carpentry to mental health, we maintain an accessible database of willing mentors and their wealth of knowledge.
Express Your Ideas
We welcome people from all ages and walks of life to come together and create a safe environment, where we can freely express ourselves while engaging in diverse activities.
We organise events and programs which embody and promote unity, while encouraging self development and growth.
Share Your Skills
We aspire to empower youth through the learning of hard and soft skills.
YouthLink works with projects, services & units to design and create possibilities for the youth.
We maintain a list of all that is available and help match the right candidate to the right opportunity according to each person's requirements and interests.