In this interview, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, speaks to the needs of young people in Africa—the world’s youngest continent—and the Foundation’s role in expanding job and educational opportunities for youth. Critical to its efforts is engaging diverse partners, especially young people, says Ms. Roy, who offers a message of hope to youth: “That where you start out in life doesn’t have to determine your future. If you have a dream and are willing to work hard, opportunities will come your way.”