Youth Development Program - Compassion International

Youth Development
Equipping young people with the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors to succeed

There's nothing like seeing a young person emerge from poverty as a true leader. That's what Compassion's Youth Development Program does — it equips youth ages 12 and older with customized training and educational paths according to their own unique potential, and God-given talents and purpose.

A student in a university lab

Through the provision of the Youth Development Program, students may receive assistance with formal education needs, nonformal education opportunities and income generation training.

  • Formal education includes access to secondary school, college and seminary, and preparation assistance for entrance exams.
  • Nonformal education includes vocational training, apprenticeships, assistance with job searches and computer skills, and enrichment camps and retreats.
  • Income generation training includes business skills education, the provision of equipment and materials to start businesses, and microenterprise opportunities.
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Compassion Alumni Satish Kumar talks about his childhood and what he has achieved with the help of his sponsors.

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Help a young person finish well.