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Passport to Success®

The Passport to Success® program equips young people, ages 14 to 24, with a range of skills that will help them stay in school and acquire the education, professional skills, employment readiness and confidence they need to succeed in life and in the workplace. The program targets vulnerable youth who are in school but at risk of dropping out, as well as those that are out of school, out of work, or working in dangerous environments. A key measure of success is the extent to which young people are either in school or employed six months after participating in the program.


Passport to Success® is distinguished by its superior quality content and service delivery. The Passport to Success® curriculum – developed and refined over the course of a decade – adheres to ‘best practice’ standards that experts agree are critical to effective life skills programming. Among these standards are a focus on a core group of ten widely endorsed life skills – such as self-confidence, responsibility and respect – to respond to the needs of youth, employers, youth-serving organizations, and other key stakeholders.


Special emphasis is placed on equipping youth with workplace readiness skills, including: interviewing, respect for authority, and time management, along with tools for how to be a good employee. Participants receive assistance in developing a career plan to guide them as the chart a course to a productive future.

  • An 80-module curriculum is available in 19 languages focused on: Personal Development, Problem Solving, Healthy Lifestyles, Workplace Success, Entrepreneurship/Skills for Professional Growth and Service Learning.
  • More than 80,000 young people have successfully completed PTS program.
  • Over 3,300 youth educators and teachers worldwide trained in experiential learning to transform their classrooms into more engaging learning environments.
  • 97% of program graduates in Mexico and 86% in India were in school or employed six months after program completion. When measured against comparison groups not in the life skills program in Mexico, drop out rates in schools were reduced by up to 50%.


Sarabecka Mullen, Director, Life Skills Programs and Senior Trainer