Engaging Young People

With Starbucks Youth Action Grants, we use our spirit of innovation to inspire and support young people.

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Through this programme, we hope they will create positive solutions for the needs they see in their communities. We believe that by supporting young people, we can make real changes in local communities.

Our Goal

Our goal is to engage 50,000 young people, who will in turn innovate, take action and inspire 100,000 individuals in their communities by 2015.

What We've Been Doing

In fiscal year 2011, we awarded more than 100 grants totaling $2.6 million to organizations around the world to inspire and support youth action in their local markets.

Starbucks original goal was to engage 50,000 young people to innovate and create action in their communities by 2015. We’re proud to share that through grants awarded in 2009 and 2010, we accomplished this goal five years early! In partnership with the organizations we support, we’re now working to articulate a goal that assesses the real impact of these efforts.