Opportunity Youth Leadership & Community-Based, Cross-sector Collaboration
Three young leaders from the Global Opportunity Youth Initiative (GOYI) will share their experience in helping to establish community-based, cross-sector opportunity youth collaboratives across the globe. GOYI – which was announced at GYEOS 2018--is modeling a new approach to improve economic mobility for youth in three global communities: Bogota (Colombia), Mombasa (Kenya), and Pune (India). The collaboratives are led by local anchor partners and youth leaders to address gaps and opportunities in youth employment at the local level. Participants will discuss how the collaboratives in each community will accelerate economic opportunities for opportunity youth (out-of-school, out-of-work, or underemployed youth, ages 15-29) and discuss plans to build out a global opportunity youth network of young leaders who are leading change in their communities.