We aim to create 1 million opportunities for young people to secure decent work through partnerships with YMCA’s and other youth-focused organisations.
Partnering with local organisations means we can reach marginalised young people and communities often missed by traditional development programmes. We work hard to ensure young people play a key role in everything we do – from leading research and designing new programmes to implementing and evaluating our work.
For over 35 years, we have been working hand in hand with partner organisations to successfully support some of the world’s most marginalised young women and men to access formal employment and set up their own businesses.
We exist to enable young people to achieve their aspirations and contribute to the development of their communities. Young people have the talent; ideas; determination and passion.
With your help, we can help young people overcome barriers and fulfil their ambitions.
We work exclusively with and through leading local partner organisations, firmly rooted in their communities.
Through the world’s oldest and largest global movement for youth leadership and empowerment, we have connections and influence with a wide network of youth-serving organisations worldwide.
We design, deliver and evaluate systems of support that seek to deliver the best results for disadvantaged young women and men. We act as a technical knowledge hub for collating and sharing results and learning.
Sustained support helps us plan how to do more. If you are able to, please consider making a committed monthly contribution to our work. It’s a commitment to helping some of the world’s most disadvantaged young people.
Want to donate something more?
£10 a month could help to establish a youth savings group.
£25 a month could fund a young person’s business training, including book-keeping, accounting and business planning.
Any donation you can spare could fund a young person’s business training, including book-keeping, accounting and business planning.
£20 could help fund a literacy and numeracy skills session for a young person who didn’t finish school.
£50 could help to teach a young person a skill such as farming, mechanics or tailoring.