Lil Nas X & Taco Bell Foundation Launch Ambition Accelerator In Search of Young Changemakers

Lil Nas X has done it AGAIN – following suit as the cultural kick-starter and Gen Z icon that he is, the Chief Impact Officer of Taco Bell is supporting the launch of a new program designed to help young people seeking to make change in their communities and around the world. 

Introducing Ambition Accelerator – with accessibility at the core, this program will fuel the ambitions of young leaders and inspire a society that recognizes that the power to shape the future belongs to ALL of us. The Taco Bell Foundation understands that young people often face significant challenges in making their ambitions a reality – especially those in underrepresented groups. This is why Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation have teamed up with Ashoka, the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs, to launch Ambition Accelerator and provide equitable access to the resources needed to help others Live Más! 

“This is a program for the dreamers and disruptors,” said Lil Nas X, Chief Impact Officer of Taco Bell. “Be delusional and chase your dreams, and find the right support you need along the way, which just might be from Taco Bell.”

From now until July 21, 16-26 year-olds in the U.S. and all U.S. territories, can submit their social impact ideas (new or pre-existing ideas) for the chance to grow as a changemaker! Participants have the opportunity for a hands-on mentorship, win up to $25,000 in funding for their project, and take a trip to Taco Bell’s headquarters to pitch their idea! All applicants will receive feedback on their ideas, and be invited to virtual learning sessions to deepen their changemaking knowledge and connect with like-minded peers.

Funded by Yum! Brands’ Unlocking Opportunity Initiative, this program is open to Taco Bell team members as well. 

Please let me know if you’re interested in covering the Ambition Accelerator program! Sharing the press release here and assets here. Below my signature, you can find more information regarding the guidelines and criteria for entry.

Guidelines and criteria for entry are as follows: 

Submit your application on (https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/ambition-accelerator/) from May 3, 2022 –  July 21, 2022

Must be U.S. or U.S. territory based

Must be 16-26 years old 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as a team

Ideas will be evaluated on creativity, commitment, and connection to the issue being tackled

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