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Engaging Parents as Part of the Solution

Sometimes it’s hard for a mother to know what to do—especially when it comes to raising teenage boys. To help the mothers of its youth beneficiaries to better cope with communication and other challenges at home, the Russeifeh Sons Association for Social Development, a Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ)...

Young Women Seize New Opportunities to Develop Skills, Access Jobs

The main road leading into this small urban center in Jordan’s agricultural belt is flanked by plastic covered greenhouses and vendors selling freshly-picked tomatoes, cauliflower, and cucumbers.

While agricultural productivity in the region has increased...

Ready, Set, Paint: Young Volunteers Transform a Schoolyard

On a sunny, wind-swept Saturday, 14 youth dressed in jeans and sporting ball caps mix paints and soak brushes on the steps leading up to the Prince Mohammed School for Boys in Zarqa, Jordan. Over the next three hours, the group will...

Youth Pursue Their Futures One Step at a Time

At 10 o’clock on a wet, gray morning, 19 young men, ages 18 to 24, sit stoically behind long tables in a classroom at the LG Academy in Khalda, Jordan. The Academy, run by the consumer electronics giant LG, has partnered with Youth:Work Jordan to strengthen employment training and job...