Pitch a Project

Do you want to step into a leadership position at the Institute for Youth in Policy? Do you want to potentially launch your own organizational project or kickstart an initiative but don’t have any previous experience? Have an amazing idea that you want to make come to life but never knew where or how to get started? Hope to learn team management and hone your leadership skills? If you’ve ever had an idea for something you’d like to start or do but never knew how or where to begin, then Civic Innovations is that opportunity! Pitch a project to us!

Those given the opportunity to work on or lead any of a Civic Innovations project will receive support and assistance in areas ranging from recruitment to hiring to technical resources to networking to leadership training, general professional development, team building and much more in order to achieve their project goals! Regardless of project success, however, we of course aim to provide an enriching and positive experience for all those involved with any one of our projects.


Civic Innovations exists to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge to realize the ideas and visions they are passionate about. Anyone that meets YIP's general eligibility requirements is welcomed to pitch a project idea to us. As outlined in our official pitch form below, every pitch is required to provide the following components/information:

  • A rough timeline for the proposed project, including when work is expected to begin and when the project may be completed or up and running (e.g. Beginning early July 2022 until the end of December 2022). This timeline is not expected to be final. In fact, Civic Innovations expects that project timelines will likely change.
  • A thorough description of the vision for the project. What will it look like once fully developed? What is the end goal? Essentially, what is the big idea?
  • While the following are not required, a good pitch may also include: A list of positions that would need to be staffed in order to execute the project. Competitive pitches should further provide a rough identification of intermediate milestones. These are 2 to 3 or more steps or checkpoints' that signify progress. Moreover, what assistance or resources is needed from YIP or Civic Innovations to realize the proposed idea?


Generally speaking, ideas and proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Feasibility of Project Execution
: Essentially, how achievable is the proposed project?

Merit of Concept: Basically, this is whether or not the idea or vision presented is attractive or appealing to pursue.

Suitability: Ideas may be awesome and the people presenting them equally impressive but still may simply not be a good fit for Civic Innovations or YIP as a whole. This may be because the idea does not align with YIP’s values, there is a similar project already in the works or Civic Innovations is not equipped to assist the project in the ways it might need at the moment.

In addition to our pitch form below, anyone making a pitch is also free to present their ideas through whatever medium, format, tools or means they see fit (e.g. a powerpoint, written document, vision board, poster, video, etc.) if they feel a simple form doesn’t do their idea justice. One can make scheduling arrangements for their idea pitches through contacting the Senior Vice President of Civic Innovations via email: [email protected]

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Submit the Form

Submit the round 1 initial pitch form on AirTable which can be found on the left.

Pitch to the Team

If selected, you will be invited for round 2, a virtual pitch to a part of our Projects Board.

Get Started!

If selected and approved by both the Projects Board and Leadership, get started on your new journey!