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What's the DDT Toolkit: Learn more about it!

Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.

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The Opportunity Puzzle: Piecing it together for youth to thrive in a changing world

Making Cents International

We live in a time of rapid economic, social, and environmental change. No group has a greater stake in the consequences of these global trends than the world’s 1.8 billion young people, the largest youth cohort in history. The majority of today’s youth population—nearly 90 percent—live in developing countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

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2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Orientation Webinar

Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
 
The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.
 
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New Directions: Creating Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

Opportunity Youth Collaborative

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Boston PIC and the Boston Opportunity Agenda brought together 200 institution leaders and community partners for the release of New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth. This report chronicles the Opportunity Youth Collaborative’s activities and lessons learned over its six-year effort to engage opportunity youth in career pathways.

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New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth

Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative

In 2013, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions started the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund to mobilize support for Opportunity Youth—16–24-year-olds who are disconnected from school and work. Due in large part to the groundwork laid by our existing collective impact initiatives, Boston won a place among these communities.

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Measuring Entrepreneurial Mindset in Youth

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Increasingly, the global economy demands that young people enter the workforce not only with a college degree, but also with a set of transferrable, entrepreneurial skills and attitudes that can help them succeed in almost any job or industry. This includes the ability to take initiative and think on your feet, to critically solve problems, and to communicate effectively. Learning these and other skills that are part of the entrepreneurial mindset is central to becoming career-ready.

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Conversation: Advocating for Women and Youth for a More Sustainable Food System, Seattle University at the 2018 Food Tank Summit

FoodTank

Discussion held at the 2018 Seattle Food Tank Sumit on MArch 17, in partnershi[ with Seattle Universty, Food Action, Grub, the Environmental Working Group, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Youth Enterprise: The Role of Gender and Life Stage in Motivations, Aspirations and Measures of Success

Journal of Education and Work

‘Enterprise’ has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom’s political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy ‘solution’ to youth unemployment. Traditional measures of enterprise chart the numbers of new businesses and their survival rates.

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Re-examining the Youth Program Quality Survey as a Tool to Assess Quality within Youth Programming

Cogent Psychology

The Youth Program Quality Survey is a 24-item measure of program quality designed to evaluate participant perceptions of experiences in short- and longterm youth programs. The Youth Program Quality Survey was developed based on the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine’s eight program setting features that can contribute to the positive development of youth. This measurement tool is quite new within the field and as such little research has been conducted to determine its validity and reliability.

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3 Keys to Fostering Youth Skills Development in Tanzania

International Youth Foundation

On August 12, I had the opportunity to march through the streets of Arusha, Tanzania, with over 300 young women and men as p

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