The challenge of youth unemployment continues to garner headlines. Recently, the New York Times described the demographic challenge as, “The World Has a Problem: Too Many Young People.”
A decade ago, I organized the first-ever global convening with the singular focus on how to increase the scale and sustainability of the youth economic opportunities sector.
Part one of a guest blog series written in celebration of the 10th Anniversary Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit.
You know the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime?” Well during the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Conference in March of this year, I came across this idea as it applies to matching youth with adult mentors.
Oil and water? Seemingly, that’s how youth and agriculture programs have evolved—as separate entities that resist being mixed together. The resistance comes from both sides.
Creation, curation, connection, and community… These four “C” words are deeply valued by people in Generation C, a powerful new force in culture and commerce.