In Brazil, United Way recruits volunteers from the private sector to lead training courses for youth aged 15-21, in areas ranging from financial education to development of entrepreneurial skills, marketing, accounting, English and more. More than 500 youth will have participated in these training courses.
One of the most successful aspects of the initiative was led by 41 volunteers from DuPont, who facilitated 13 training modules in the first semester of 2014, covering subjects such as business planning, customer service and finance. More than 90 percent of the young participants said the DuPont-administered training modules contributed to their professional development.
Did You Know…?
Every year, the Global Youth Wellbeing Index gives regional scores across six domains of youths' lives, including citizen participation, economic opportunity, education, health, information and communications technology, and safety and security. According to the most recent index, “Of the nearly 70% of the world’s youth represented in the Index, 85% were found to be living in countries with below average or low levels of composite wellbeing.” That’s why United Way employs a comprehensive strategy that spans education, financial stability and health—only by addressing all three issues can we create lasting positive change.