The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is using sports to help youth in Kenya learn conflict resolution skills and build community ties.
The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)
This report highlights key findings from a recent survey and a series of focus groups with 481 youth ages 16–24 from across the District of Columbia who were at least marginally reconnected to various schools, training programs, or community based social-service organizations. This research effort was designed to better understand how, when, and why youth choose to reconnect, the barriers that prevent reconnection, and the strategies that could facilitate reconnection.
This paper investigates quality apprenticeship in three German companies (BMW, Siemens and Volkswagen) that initiated apprenticeship programmes in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in the southern part of the U.S. The report highlights the strong involvement of the three companies and their active cooperation with community colleges and municipalities in training apprentices in mechatronics, an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering with a high content of computer skills and software knowledge.
Microlinks, USAID, and the QED Group
Aug 19, 2014 (09:00am to 03:30pm)
Examines and develops the concept of creating inclusive youth programs. Participants will explore their own and other cultural identities and examine how these critical elements impact interactions with youth. Also included is a discussion on how a culturally responsive practice creates a sense of belonging and empowerment in young people. Foundations include both lived experience and research.
How it works:
Jan 12, 2015 (10:30am) to Feb 15, 2015 (10:30am)
The Youth Work Matters Online course takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation! Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.
Jun 10, 2014 (09:30am) to Jun 13, 2014 (05:30pm)
Taking place from June 10-13, 2014.
Results for Development (R4D)
Re-posted with permission from R4D:
What are the skills needed for employability in the 21st century economy? And what innovative models are needed to deliver these skills to students?
Just a few weeks ago, USAID launched the U.S. Global Development Lab—representing a historic investment in the power of science, technology, innovation and partnership (STIP) to advance our mission.
May 21, 2014 (12:00pm to 01:00pm)
Join AIYD as we kick off the 2014 Learning Series with special guest and youth expert, Dr. Marc Sommers who will present on his forthcoming book, entitled The Outcast Majority: War, Development and Africa's Youth. Dr. Sommers will contrast some of the forces that shape and propel young people’s lives in war-affected Africa, with those that influence international development work.