Goals & Progress: Youth Engagement
Goal: Engage a total of 50,000 young people to innovate and take action in their communities by 2015.
We continued to exceed this goal by engaging more than 50,000 youth in community activities 2011.
When we created the Youth Action Grants program in 2008, we set an ambitious goal of engaging 50,000 young people across the globe each year by 2015. Not only did we reach that goal in 2010 with more than 53,000 participants, but we exceeded it again in 2011 with more than 50,000 participants.
In three years we have seen youth-led initiatives create innovative and positive solutions to local needs while empowering young people. The organizations we support with Youth Action Grants reported mobilizing more than 2 million hours of community service and created ripples of change in communities around the world.
In 2012 Youth Action Grants will support projects such as peace education in northwest Pakistan, livelihood skills training for war-affected youth in Uganda, and microcredit to low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil.