Youth for the Future, or also known as Youth: Work Jordan aims to improve the social services and protection for vulnerable youth ages 15 to 24. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IYF and Jordan's Ministry of Social Development are working together with local NGOs and youth to strengthen the life, employability, and entrepreneurship skills of disadvantaged youth and to align them with market demands so that they are equipped for employment opportunities. This 5-year, $30 million project, engages with family and community members since they play a key role in shaping youth outlook, behaviour and decisions. In addition, the Youth: Work Program builds support networks and community-based alliances that connect disadvantaged youth to mainstream economic and social opportunities.
Since the project’s inception in 2009, more than 4,700 youth were reached through the program, with 3,331 completing employability training, 1,479 placed in jobs, 897 trained in entrepreneurship.
|Location||Jordan, North Africa and Middle East|
|Value||USD 30 Million|