Empowering young people through

Empowering young people

We believe in the power of youth-led development. Through our innovative employability and entrepreneurship programmes we are working to improve jobs and livelihoods for thousands of young people around the world. We encourage young people to get informed and give them all the tools and support they need to create positive change in their own lives and that of their communities.

Enterprise training and micro-finance in West-Africa

Be the Change Academy (BTCA) is a youth-led programme that provides enterprise training, loans and mentorship to aspiring young entrepreneurs in West Africa.

Easing the school-to-work transition in the UK

Work the Change (WTC) is our employability training programme for UK students aged 15 to 18. It is designed to ease the school-to-work transition by helping students have a clearer understanding of what employers are looking for and how to assess their own skills and experiences.

A gathering of young leaders from all over the globe

Every few years we gather the most active, most innovative, most capable young leaders from all over the globe for the World Youth Congress. They use this unique platform to let us know about the problems and challenges that matter most to them and help us devise the best possible solutions.

Passionate about youth issues…

Our youth networks help design and manage our programmes. In turn, we represent their interests at the highest levels of global decision-making at the UN, World Bank and with governments across the world.

Together we are stronger

Our partnerships have helped us address some of the world’s biggest problems – conflict, climate change and youth unemployment – and create historic changes. We plan to create a lasting change by training 60,000 young entrepreneurs before 2020, but we can’t do it alone.