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Positive Youth Development


Positive Youth Development focuses on assets, agency and creating an enabling environment that helps young people thrive.

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Thoughts on Youth and Violence on International Youth Day 2015


Let us remember our youth today on #YouthDay, and remember that they are not yet adult, but in a transition period between being children and adults. It is our collective responsibility to prepare and shepherd them through this transition safely, to protect them from harm and violence and exploitation.

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Youth at the Crossroads: A Generation with Untapped Potential


For the first ever UN World Youth Skills Day we look at the state of the world’s youth. The largest youth generation ever is having a harder time finding work than ever before. The youth unemployment crisis is one of the most significant development challenges we face today. We look at causes, data, and solutions.

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Getting the Best, Brightest, AND Poorest to School


A world of untapped potential In Half the Sky, Kristof and WuDunn make a compelling case that the emancipation of oppressed women around the globe is the central moral issue of our time, much as slavery was that of its time. But they go beyond saying that women and girls are victims in need of […]

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Fear is the Opposite of Generosity


What now? May 20, 1998. Fifteen years ago today my world rebooted. It shut down catastrophically when a bus lurched off the roadway and crashed into a 1,000-foot-deep ravine in rural Bolivia. I was a 25-year old missionary on that bus. My young wife was with me.  Out of the blackness, the world began to […]

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