Preparing Youth in Zimbabwe for Economic Opportunities

What you see here, and indeed most of urban and peri-urban Zimbabwe, is the informal economy at work.


In partnership with DFID, USAID, and the Embassy of Sweden, the Zimbabwe:Works initiative reached nearly 29,000 youth with entrepreneurship, work readiness, and life skills training. Of that group, 61 percent were women.

Innovative Initiative in Mexico Receives Education Award

Orale: Orienting Youth to the World of Work was recognized for its best practices transforming education in Mexico.

At-Risk Youth Learn to Navigate Life on the Open Ocean

What does it mean to value youth voice? SailFuture's Michael Long, 26, shares his insights..

Why Creativity Matters as a Life Skill

Creativity is putting the pieces together to get a better outcome.

Bringing Lessons From Brazil to New Orleans

How can movement-based training help nurture greater confidence, self-awareness, and connection among vulnerable youth? Leaders from Rede Cidadã, based in Brazil, share their holistic youth employability training model with Youth Empowerment Project (New Orleans, LA).

In Kazakhstan, Two Young Women Build a Future in STEM

Meet these 20-year-olds pursuing futures in STEM.

3 Insights into Closing the Life Skills Gap in MENA

What will it take to reliably prepare young people with the skills employers know to be necessary but find lacking?

Caroline: Dreaming Big in Brazil

After finishing high school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Caroline couldn’t find a job. Through Rede Cidadã, a national civil society organization, she gained critical life skills, work experience, and renewed hope for the future.

Young Researchers in Baltimore Provide Insights into Opportunity Youth Everywhere

A new report published by Annie E. Casey Foundation presents globally-relevant research from Baltimore.