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Moving the Needle on Youth Development

It’s not always easy to recognize when the needle moves, even a little bit, in the right direction. Yet over the past few months, I’ve been heartened by what I see as some real progress on one of our toughest problems: global youth employment. A few weeks ago, I was in Kenya at the invitation of...

Davos Reflection: The Time is Now to Engage Employees as Youth Mentors

Arundhuti Gupta is Founder and CEO of Mentor Together, which provides children and youth at-risk in Bangalore, India with empowering one-on-one relationships with mentors that help them to achieve their goals and dreams. In 2011, the International Youth Foundation selected her as a YouthActionNet® Global Fellow.

Want to Be Hip? Solve the Global Youth Unemployment Problem

I can’t remember the last time someone used the word "cool" to describe me, or what I do.  Obviously it doesn’t happen very often. But just the other day, I participated in a roundtable discussion,...

Global Leaders Seek Solutions to Youth Joblessness at World Economic Forum

Solving the unemployment crisis—particularly for the world’s young people—was a key topic of discussion at the 2013 World Economic Forum, as government, business, and civil society leaders came together to discuss how to jumpstart the global economy. At a time when more than 75 million young...