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Positive Youth Development

Setting the Stage for Future Economic Success
Article

Like an infant who sees rapid physical changes in the short amount of time to toddlerhood, adolescents experience the same kind of rapid change in their social and emotional development on their way to adulthood. Traditional thinking on adolescence characterizes this as a time when youth display negative risk-taking behaviors. A Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach, long used in the United States and other industrialized countries, takes a different view.

The Youth Employment Crisis

A Perspective from Mexico
Article

Young people play a vital role in fostering global economic development. In the face of weak prospects for global economic growth, their involvement in the formal economy becomes increasingly relevant and urgent. In recent years, there has been much talk about the demographic dividend in most emerging economies and less-developed countries, a scenario where a larger proportion of the overall population is of working age. In Mexico, young people between 15 and 29 represent the largest age group.

The Power Skills in an Age of Disruption

Approaches to cultivating the resilient leaders of tomorrow
Article

“Almost 43 percent of the global youth labor force is either unemployed or working, yet living in poverty,” according to Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 by the International Labour Organization.

Education That Matters

by Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe
Blog

Worldwide, youth unemployment figures continue to be one of the most distressing statistics. They are a constant reminder of how much we have been neglecting education. Activating young people for the future of jobs is more critical than ever: Fighting unemployment is as much about jobs as it is about job creation. Europe’s start-up rates remain low compared to other parts of the world. Yes, we need skilled employees, but we also need more entrepreneurs and new businesses.

Meet Diego, a Graduate from Generation Mexico

Blog

Diego is representing his fellow graduates from Generation Mexico in an exciting new advertising campaign running in the Mexico City subway.

Launched in late December, the ads feature an image of Diego during his time in the Generation retail program, practicing new skills during the boot camp style training.

The subway network is used by 4.5 million riders per day! Developed in partnership with the government of Mexico City, the campaign is incredible opportunity to build awareness of the program.

Generation Mexico is funded by McKinsey & Company and USAID.

Meet Bishal, a Graduate from Generation India

Blog

Bishal enrolled in Generation India’s General Duty Assistant (GDA) program, which trains young people to work in hospitals. After graduation he found a job at Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi—and he performed so well that he was quickly promoted.

Lacking the money or connections to find a good job

Unlocking the Promise of Youth – TWITTER CHAT

Join SAP, Michigan State University, PIMCO Foundation, and Making Cents International on Wed, 2/22, @ 11, ET
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Meet Kisa, a Graduate from Generation USA

Blog

Kisa joined Generation’s customer service program in San Francisco in 2016. After graduation she got a job as a porter at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Love in the midst of craziness

Meet Rose, a Graduate from Generation Kenya

Blog

Rose joined Generation Kenya in August 2015. After graduation she got a job as an insurance salesperson with Britam.

Generation stood with me

“Soon after I joined Generation, the worst happened – I lost my mother, the pillar of our family. I felt all hope was lost. But the Generation family stood with me and helped me restore hope. I will forever be grateful.”

New skills for work

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