AIYD & Deloitte in 2015: Youth In Transitions: From Education to Economic Opportunity

In 2015 and 2016, AIYD will undertake its agenda Youth In Transitions: From Education to Economic Opportunity. This agenda is focused on identifying promising practices from AIYD member programs. Recognizing that successful transitions for youth are about more than simply jobs but a range of interventions related to supply, demand and connecting youth to opportunities, the Youth In Transitions agenda will focus on integrated programming within the continuum of school to work pathways for young people. Particular attention will be given to how current approaches can anticipate and adapt to the challenges faced by future generations of young people in a rapidly changing development landscape. Members and partners will be engaged throughout this process through a series of working sessions and external events in 2015 to compare and discuss theories of change and promising practices. 


Purpose of the Youth In Transitions Agenda:

1.       To advocate for/ promote a Positive Youth Development lens in youth policies, programs, and funding opportunities.

2.       To promote certain types of interventions and investments that are more likely to lead to positive outcomes for youth now and in the future (ex: “there is some evidence that A, B, and C approaches improve the possibility that X and Y occur.”)


Agenda Objectives:

1.       Identify intervention types that demonstrate high potential in helping youth move successfully along the pathway from education to economic opportunity.

2.       Apply these lessons to the rapidly changing landscape of global development, examining how current approaches can anticipate and adapt to challenges faced by future generations of young people.


AIYD & Deloitte: A Collaborative Partnership in 2015

AIYD is pleased to share that it will partner with its newest member, Deloitte, to help advance its work in 2015. Deloitte will lend its capabilities in data analytics and product development in support of the AIYD agenda, and to help the Youth Alliance to generate a valuable learning resource by and for members to advance the youth development sector. This is an exciting partnership that brings together the collective expertise of AIYD's membership, with the excellent capabilities and services of Deloitte. Please join AIYD in welcoming Deloitte to the Youth Alliance's community of practice! 


Deloitte & Youth Development

At Deloitte, we are acutely aware of the social and economic significance of global youth development for both society and our business.  As the world’s largest professional services firm, we recognize that younger generations are not only our future policymakers and business leaders, but also our customers. We are passionate about empowering young people to become engaged and productive citizens and leaders who contribute to society through more than just jobs. We provide impactful careers and opportunities that give young people not just a place to work but a seat at the table.

At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Barry Salzberg, spoke about the importance of the youth employment crisis and the desire of many young people to have more than just a job, but an impactful career. Several of our large international economic development projects over the years have incorporated workforce and vocational trainings focused on integrating youth cohorts in Jordan, Afghanistan, and other countries into high-potential sectors within formal economies. In addition to our work with U.S. government agencies, many of our member firms around the world, particularly in Europe, have extensive experience helping government institutions address the youth unemployment crisis.  

Given the changing needs of the labor market, demographic shifts, and the evolution of youth development efforts, we realize that a public-sector, supply-side approach to youth employment is not likely enough. Leveraging our global capabilities and inter-sectorial position, Deloitte seeks to contribute to the dialogue in several new ways, including using our extensive network to convene global stakeholders across sectors and using data in innovative and impactful ways to engage new private sector youth champions.


About Deloitte

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Sarah Sladen, Senior Manager, International Youth Development, InterAction | 202.552.6558 


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