EDC is cosponsoring the 2011 Massachusetts STEM Summit, a forum for policymakers, educators, and funders to set the course for future state education initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
A panel discussion about youth and livelihood will be held at EDC’s Washington, D.C., office. Highlighted during the event will be the launch of the new website Preparing for Work: Resources for International Youth Livelihoods Education, which will feature effective curricula and tools to help prepare young people for work.
Oceans may separate two communities in Jamaica and India that exist in the shadows of popular tourist destinations, but these communities are joined by the challenges they face in providing educational and economic opportunities for their youth.
The Ford PAS program, an interdisciplinary high school program developed by Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with EDC, is the anchor of two new initiatives designed to help prepare students for careers in fields such as business, engineering, math, science, and technology.
Known for its academic rigor—many of the participating sites offer college credit for the course—and hands-on activities, Ford PAS is also renowned for its adaptability. High schools around the country have developed creative and challenging courses with the curriculum modules all in hopes of setting the stage for their students’ advancement to higher education.
Hundreds of delegates from around the world are convening at the third Youth Employment Summit (YES) in Mexico this week. The Summit will assess global progress on youth employment issues and offer a forum where innovative policies, practices, and ideas can be shared and used for initiating committed action.
More than 1,000 participants from around the world are expected at a global summit on youth employment in October, a meeting organized by EDC’s Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign. The meeting will be held October 4-7 in Veracruz, Mexico.
1998, a group of final-year students in the School of Agriculture
the University of Zambia launched a new organization to help
future farmers—and particularly women—adjust to
the changing political and economic climate in their country.
We are the young editors, collaborators, and staff writers of
Students magazine. Our magazine is led by youth; 90 percent
of the articles are written by young people, and all the staff members
are under 25. We have a widespread network of students and readers
across the country, and we distribute more than 100,000 copies per week.
preparation for YES 2002, young people on every continent have
organized YES Country Networks to focus attention on the issue
of youth employment and to create a structure that will respond
to the Summit’s call for a Global Campaign for Youth Employment.
As a thousand world leaders meet at the World Economic Forum’s ‘Davos in New York’ Annual Meeting, the Youth Employment Summit will bring together youth leaders from 25 countries to highlight issues of youth employment around the world.
Modeled on earlier summits such as the Earth Summit in Rio and the Beijing Women’s Summit, YES2002 is intended to focus international attention on the issue of youth employment and to launch a campaign to create sustainable livelihoods for half a billion young people within the next decade.