Global Opportunity Youth Network
The Global Opportunity Youth Network is a multi-stakeholder initiative committed to creating place-based systems shifts for youth economic opportunity.
“I am a big believer in young people being co-creators in solutions that work for them. GOYN is creating systems shifts that enable youth to push for changes they deem necessary not just here, but both nation-wide and worldwide.”
– Alfred Sigo, GOYN Mombasa
“We have to understand what young people’s beliefs are—what they feel is valuable—and the private sector, understanding this, must offer opportunities aligning with young people expectations.”
– Camilo Montes,
National Business Association of Colombia
“We are so excited to be included in designing GOYN Pune, and are charged up to do our bit to change the lives of young people like us in our city.”
– Aasia Shaikh,
Youth Advisory Group Member GOYN Pune
“… Speakers encouraged me to continue with the plans that I have made for the youth in my community—to show that as a community we can eradicate social injustice by working together.”
– Opportunity Youth participant of 2020 Global Youth Convening
Working with Anchor Partners situated in communities around the world, we work to create economic mobility for “Opportunity Youth” — young people aged 15-29 who are out of school, unemployed, or working in informal jobs.
Our approach focuses on multi-sector collaboration and participatory solution design with an emphasis on equity, systems-level change, and amplifying the voices of youth.
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GOYN São Paulo Opportunity Youth Manifesto
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GOYN Bogota Interviews. Accenture Colombia
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Composed, recorded, and directed by GOYN Sao Paulo young leader Samuel Ravih , Pertencer puts a spotlight on the everyday struggles LGBTQAI+ youth in Sao Paulo face when seeking community and belonging.
GOYN, an initiative hosted at the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions, was inspired by the work of the U.S.-based Opportunity Youth Forum to reconnect OY in the United States to education and/or career pathways.