As part of a longstanding partnership with Nokia, Make a Connection spanned continents and themes. Implemented in more than 20 countries and as many local partners, the initiative held a unified goal: promoting positive youth development by helping young people connect to their communities, families, and friends. The initiative encouraged youth to focus on their goals and dreams and equipped them withthe life skills to achieve them. Under local names such as Przyłącz Się in Poland and Mudando a História in Brazil, Make a Connection supported youth journalism, artistic self-expression, environmental education, volunteering, and more.