The Global Goal for Youth Education states that every society must provide a conducive environment for the youth to receive an appropriate education. The benefits of youth education extend far beyond classrooms. It can also impart knowledge about society, values, and social ethics. That is why it is imperative that every society work to develop constructive conditions that will encourage and sustain the youth in receiving an appropriate education. This article will discuss some of the main benefits of youth education. It will also examine some of the barriers to youth education, and highlight some promising initiatives and programs for youth.
Impacts of youth education on global development
According to the United Nations, there are over 1.2 billion youth worldwide and about 87 percent of them live in developing countries. In developing countries, 40 percent of the unemployed are youth. While these youth often work unskilled jobs, they do not earn enough to survive. Globally, there are a number of factors that can affect their education and training. In this article, we look at some of these factors and the impacts they can have on development.
Barriers to youth education
Rural youth may be particularly challenged by the lack of resources and access to postsecondary education. Rural youth may also be less interested in modern goals and may feel more protected from outside influences. Several studies have investigated rural youth and identified some of the major barriers that may deter them from pursuing postsecondary education. This article presents some of the most common barriers that youth face. Listed below are some tips to overcome them. To start, you may want to make rural youth more aware of their educational goals and access to quality postsecondary education.
Step-Up Centers for youth education are school-based programs funded by the Robin Hood Foundation and the New York City Department of Education. Step-Up programs are designed to promote academic achievement, social and emotional development, and key life skills. Step-Up centers work with youth impacted by poverty in New York City public schools. These centers provide one-on-one mentoring, structured community service opportunities, leadership development, and more.
As the economy continues to grow, more youth need to learn more about career readiness and how to find meaningful work. Youth can explore an array of workforce options through interactive training sessions, create resumes that highlight their strengths, and survey a wide range of opportunities. By attending workshops taught by professional volunteers, youth can learn about topics such as interviewing, leadership, and corporate culture. The JP Morgan Project Live pairs youth with corporate mentors who share their experiences.
Information technology skills
There are numerous benefits of providing information technology skills to the youth in developing countries. For instance, the new flow of computer-literate young people has stimulated growth in local communities. This in turn is a boon to technology firms in the region. Youth-oriented technology programs such as YMCAs have proven to be effective in providing new skills and bridging the technological gap between youth and local companies. Outsourcing has also created new opportunities for youth in developing countries.