Our Vision

A more just world where every young person can transform their own and others’ lives by earning a good living.

Our Mission

We support the most disadvantaged young people to achieve their aspirations by getting into work and out of poverty. Through partnerships with YMCAs worldwide we aim to create 1 million opportunities for decent work by 2030.

Our Values



Together with our partners we seek to facilitate a global community of practice that harnesses the skills, resources & evidence needed to work at scale.


We catalyse and deploy expertise to ensure practical, needs-led and rights-based solutions are delivered effectively and efficiently.


We actively challenge stigma and discrimination because every young person has the right to fulfil their potential and contribute fully to society.


Young women and men inspire us to go further, faster.  We believe in the power and potential of all young people to be agents of change in their own and others’ development.

Our Partnership Approach

Through partnerships with YMCA’s and other community-based organisations we equip the world’s most disadvantaged young women and men to move out of poverty and into business.

Our approach