Every day, poverty prevents millions of young people from completing their education, getting the training they need or gaining the confidence necessary to succeed in life. Denied resources, skills and opportunities, they fall into unemployment or take low-paying jobs that leave them struggling to survive.
We are tackling this problem head-on through Compassion’s Youth Development Program. The support of our partners enables us to join with churches in 25 countries to ensure that every Compassion-assisted young person can develop his or her unique talents and abilities. By providing access to middle and high school, discipleship, vocational training and much more, young people are empowered to change their lives, their communities and their countries.
God blesses every young person with individual gifts and abilities. Youth Development initiatives are designed to enable young people to access, develop and use those gifts to benefit themselves and those around them. Because of this initiative: