MISSION
Catalyze place-based systems shifts in communities around the world through creation of sustainable economic pathways for “opportunity youth”

GOALS
  • Transform outcomes for at least 350,000 young people and improve the lives of millions
  • Create a vibrant global network of communities collaborating to create systems-level change
  • Amplify the voices of opportunity youth and reshape the narrative around their innate assets and potential
  • Generate USD 25M to accelerate place-based systems change interventions

TIME FRAME
10 year effort through 2030

 
 

BUILDING A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COLLABORATIVE

GOYN collaboratives are led by local Anchor Partner institutions who convene and organize community leaders committed to expanding youth economic opportunity. Collaboratives conduct in-depth research and data-gathering to examine the causes and drivers of youth employment and identify a suite of priority youth employment pathways and policy advocacy activities to be accelerated.

Features of a GOYN collaborative:

  • Dedicated staff to support coordination, data collection, research, convenings
  • Youth Advisory: Youth leaders that are former or current opportunity youth who inform strategy, design and implementation and build capacity of youth
  • Working Groups to develop, accelerate and fund youth employment pathways and policy advocacy activities
  • Multistakeholder Advisory: including private and public sector leaders
  • Broad, ongoing community consultation and dialogue

 
 

COLLABORATING FOR IMPACT AT SCALE

GOYN brings a tried-and-true approach to catalyzing place-based systems-level change.

Phase I: “Plan”
Map ecosystem, build evidence base, convene,
co-design local solutions

    • Collaborative Infrastructure Setup
    • Ecosystem Mapping
    • Market Analysis
    • OY Segmentation & Profile Development
    • Youth Capacity Building
    • Solution Development
    • Impact target setting
    • Launch

6-9 months

Phase II: “Launch”
Launch collaborative, accelerate interventions, monitoring and learning

    • Ongoing Collaborative Facilitation
    • Pathways Acceleration
    • Extensive & Ongoing Search for Data & Evidence
    • Diverse Fundraising
    • Shape a Campaign
    • Monitoring and Learning
    • Participation in Communities of Practice

5-year planning periods to 2030

 

PUTTING YOUTH AT THE CENTER OF CHANGE

We know it’s not enough to help a young person find a source of income. Sustainable youth opportunity and healthy communities begin with respecting young people as individuals and equals, building personal agency, self-knowledge and confidence.

 

GOYN partners with opportunity youth to lead change efforts through:

    • Youth-led research & data gathering
    • Co-design of solutions, advisory & evaluation of programming
    • Participation in a Global Opportunity Youth Leaders Network offering peer mentorship and learning exchange
    • Capacity building activities including policy & advocacy training and rights awareness
    • Practitioner tools and frameworks for holistic youth development