Driven by the knowledge that too many young people face barriers to employment and success, IYF and McDonald’s Corporation have joined forces under the Youth Opportunity initiative, part of McDonald’s Scale for Good. This partnership is working to equip young men and women with the skills to secure a first job and to position them for career advancement. Youth Opportunity will utilize IYF’s Passport to Success® (PTS) curriculum to reach youth participants with life skills such as teamwork and responsibility, which employers across sectors require but struggle to find. IYF and McDonald’s are implementing this initiative in Chicago and the Washington, D.C. area where trusted community-based organizations will pair relevant skills training programs with a specialized version of PTS.