In this study, disadvantaged Brazilian youth participated in a year-long program that used technical skills training as the foundation for learning, while also developing the soft skills that are potentially more important for longer term success.
The Adobe Youth Voices Awards is a global, online competition that encourages youth to creatively express their vision for driving positive change in local communities. It’s an extension of Adobe Foundation’s philanthropic commitment and its global signature program, Adobe Youth Voices, which aims to ignite creative confidence in youth around the world by empowering them to find their voice and make it heard.
In the session, "Effective Models & Approaches to Creating Mentoring Programs in Different Contexts," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, participants had the opportunity to explore the relationship between mentorship, gender, and economic opportunity and discuss various practices (e.g. peer-to-peer, inter-generational, co-gender, online) that have proven to be effective in diverse contexts and with various youth populations.
Education for Employment, Microsoft Corporation, NetHope Academy, Koru
How do young people get their first job if every employer requires work experience? It's a classic catch-22. At the Workforce Development session "No Jobs without Experience, No Experience without Jobs: Stepping out of the Catch-22," at the 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Taleb Salhab from Education for Employment, Yvonne Thomas from Microsoft, Lisa Obradobich from NetHope Academy and Kristen Hamilton from Koru discussed how providing innovative internships programs is a way to solve the problem.
The PAJE-Nieta: Mali Out-of-School Project was presented under the Cross Track Session: Effective Models & Approaches to Creating Mentoring Programs in Different Contexts. In this session, participants explored the relationship between mentorship, gender and economic opportunity, and discussed various practices that have proven to be effective in diverse contexts and with various youth populations. Nalini Chugani,Internal Project Coordinator at Education Development Center presented on learnings from Mali.
Hosted by President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th Annual Meeting will bring CGI members together under the 2014 theme of Reimagining Impact to facilitate the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way we impact the world.
Nicholas Kristof, Columnist and Author, The New York Times