"We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."
It’s estimated that women comprise close to 75 percent of the nonprofit workforce. That’s a fact worth celebrating…as long as we don’t lose sight of the gender gap that still persists in the leadership ranks. The unfortunate truth is, only 45 percent of nonprofit CEOs are women, and that figure...
Not all barriers are external; some—like self-doubt and self-censorship—originate within.
"Sometimes, [young people] only need access to opportunities, and someone to listen deeply."
Developing initiatives with youth rather than for them is more likely to have a greater impact in implementation.
In 20 years pushing for greater investment in youth development, I’ve come to see young people as an orphan cohort.
Through Fundación Prótesis 3D, Daniela provides free prosthetics to children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. Youth in detention contribute to the process of printing the 3D prostheses. To date, the initiative has impacted 36 families, with 12 youth trained in job readiness skills.
Alberto is the founder of Adopta Un Abuelo, an organization which connects Spanish youth to elders in their communities, in an effort to combat social isolation. Since 2014, Adopta Un Abuelo has matched 600+ volunteers with 365 elders.
Sonal co-founded Boondh to reduce the stigma surrounding menstruation in India while propagating affordable, eco-friendly period products. In 2017, Boondh reached 11,000 women with menstrual literacy programs, de-stigmatization workshops, and the sale of reusable menstrual cups.
Ashok Regmi, IYF’s Director of Social Innovation & Citizenship, discusses the need of the formal education sector to prepare young change makers.