The Challenge: Youth Employment

The dual crises of youth employment and economic inequality are two of the most pressing challenges facing the Americas today. Latin America and the Caribbean currently face 8.1% of unemployment rate, with youth unemployment (29 Millions of total unemployed in the region) rising to 18.3%. They are exposed to causes and effects of unemployment.

 

32 million young people

– or twenty percent of the region’s total youth population – are neither working nor engaged in education or training (NEET); and more than 60% of NEETs are women. In addition, 50% of formal firms in LAC report having difficulty filling jobs.

 
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The Solution

 

We inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through the delivery of hands – on, blended learning, we activate youth for the future of jobs, by teaching the skills they need. Our initiatives combine digital components and volunteers’ interventions

 
 
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Footprint 2017

Governments

JA and other
NGOs


Volunteers:

38360


Partners supporting JA:

8397


Schools
involved:

13806

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Children and youth benefitted:

1044502