Female student in school

The world's population is young: about 40 percent of people are under the age of 25.

Young people hold tremendous potential for the future, yet also face unique challenges: finding enough work, mitigating the increasing impacts of climate change, gaining access to a quality education, and more.

Many are dealing with all of these challenges while coping with conflict, violence, trauma and other significant stressors.

  • 3.5m

    young people we've helped since 2010
  • 237k

    students we provided with education access in 2017
  • 15k

    young people we've reached in our Iraq youth centers
  • 209k

    young people we've provided with psychosocial support in 2017

That’s why we work to provide young people with the tools, resources and services they need to succeed and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities. We give them social and emotional support to address high levels of stress. We connect them with job training and opportunities. We create safe spaces that serve as refuges from difficult and dangerous circumstances.

The decisions that young people make today will determine the outcomes of tomorrow. Supporting them is critical for the future.

For more technical details on our youth programs, please download our approach document.