This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others. The report shows that it is essential to provide youth with access to work and livelihood opportunities, education and training, health services, and opportunities for civic participation and leadership.
- Youth need practical, marketable skills, ranging from literacy and numeracy to hands-on vocational skills suited to local circumstances and labor demand.
- Youth need money and connections to ways to earn it.
- All youth need actionable information—about training and education, work opportunities, better health, full participation in citizenship, and how to be busy and productive.
- More than almost any group, youth crave affiliation and useful connections that enable them to belong and to have access to all of the above.