YIP was created to provide a platform for young people to develop their fullest potential, to expand their understanding, find their authentic task in society and take initiative towards a better world.To accomplish this, the program does not demand uniform set outcomes and results but works to embody each unique individuals self-defined aims and objectives.
The program bases itself on the integral understanding of the world as one living, interconnected whole in which everything influences everything. YIP seeks to support young people as they explore this integral understanding of the modern world. It gives the opportunity to study and test entrepreneurial principles and skills and apply these within existing integral initiatives or to create new initiatives that foster this understanding of our interconnectedness. The term societal entrepreneur as used by YIP, does not describe a limited group or profession but rather describes people and initiatives that base their actions on this integral paradigm. Through allowing young people to explore this paradigm shift and with it face and develop themselves and society, YIP seeks to support these young people to become leaders of a new, more sustainable and integrated lifestyle and future