Life Skills

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)...

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...

Y.E.S. Initiative Participants

Meet young men and women like Ninfa and Don Paulo, who participated in the Y.E.S. initiative and learned job and life skills that opened new opportunities for them.

From Street Peddler to Small Business Owner: Adail’s Story

As a child who sold candy on the street in Medellin, Colombia, to support his family, Adail Cano Martin was an unlikely candidate...