Initiated by ChangemakerXchange, The Possibilists is a global alliance of the world’s largest youth social innovation communities and a growing network of nearly 50 local youth organisations. Collectively we reach hundreds of thousands of young changemakers, activists and social entrepreneurs. Through a bi-annual study we deliver scientific insights into their lives, work and needs. Building on the data we then co-create systemic solutions to ultimately improve the conditions for young people driving positive change everywhere.
A powerful force for change
They are winning Nobel Peace prizes, they are mobilizing around the climate crisis in ways that put our national leaders to shame, they are voting in record numbers, volunteering for their communities, leading movements against systemic racism, and they are choosing purpose over paychecks. It’s time to take them seriously.
The new 2023 Possibilists Study
The Possibilists Study 2023 went live on February 13 and ran until March 26 2023. It will build on the insights from our first study in 2021 and addresses young people aged 16-35 who currently lead initiatives that tackle social or environmental problems. We believe it is essential to make their voice heard and explore their needs and challenges. Their responses will directly inform actions that will have an impact on improving the conditions for young changemakers everywhere!
The Directory is an open global database of grant-making, capacity building and support programs for young changemakers.
Who we are
The Possibilists is a global alliance of the world’s largest youth social innovation networks. We are united by our unwavering belief in the power and potential of youth. We envision a global support ecosystem that is aligned around a data-driven understanding of the needs of young changemakers and co-creates the best possible conditions for them and their teams to thrive and to deepen or scale their impact.