Our youth are agents of change, young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace. Their role in the workforce and economic development of our nation is critical as they represent, at any given moment, one-third of the workforce in our country. In these times of change and conflict, young people also have an important role in deterring and solving conflicts and are key constituents in ensuring the success of both peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts.Youth Global Indicators (UN)The challenges on a global scale are clear, as reported by the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development Youth: 200 million youth live on less than US$1 a day, 130 million are illiterate, 10 million live with HIV, and 88 million young people are unemployed."
How can donors refine their focus, choose their strategy and take action on Youth Development issues? Explore these suggested stories and take a moment to learn about different programs, from Opportunity Youth from the Aspen Institute to the efforts at your local high school and community college programs that give access to education, jobs, affordable housing, networking and more to empower young people to transform their lives and our society.Explore and Learn More
CONNECT is an opportunity to challenge your assumptions while building critical skills for success. Designed specifically for those who work with few or no staff, this conference offers:Interactive learning models that move your learning from the theoretical to the practical
Opportunities to engage with peers and build your community
Guided session tracks to deepen your knowledge and focus your learning around a specific topic
The work we do can be isolating. CONNECT offers an empowering space to meet other funders and build real, lasting relationships that will serve you well beyond this conference. Join us in Denver, October 15-17 for CONNECT!