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Consultation and Coaching
YouthBuild has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing community-based and national education and training programs for young people. YBI partners with governments, NGOs, schools, multi-lateral organizations, and donors to build the capacity of youth employment and training systems, on-the-ground programs, community organizations, and youth workers. YBI conducts assessments, designs and delivers training, consults on systems design, develops materials, and leverages resources to improve the effectiveness, impact, scale, and sustainability of the international youth sector especially related to youth employment, civic engagement, alternative education, and criminal justice. YouthBuild’s network of operating programs couples policy with practice and provides a laboratory for ongoing development and innovation in program design and delivery.
Through YBI’s partnerships with global institutions, including the ImagineNations Group, Plan International, Catholic Relief Services, streetfootballworld, Save the Children, Citigroup, the Education Development Center, and USAID, YBI is consulting to employment and youth entrepreneurship initiatives on four continents, in such diverse locations as Haiti, Serbia, West Bank/Gaza, Vietnam, India and Timor-Leste.
YBI’s training and technical assistance for NGO staff has played an essential role in sustaining youth programs, supporting NGOs and working with public and private sector partners to create effective, demand-driven, systems to reach, train, prepare and place young people in jobs, self-employment and continuing education. In Serbia, South Africa, and Central America, YouthBuild trained youth workers in program design and management as part of a USDOL funded Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (YDPA) certificate program. In Asia, under contract with Plan International, YBI carried out an assessment of youth livelihood programs in five countries. YBI has worked with Ministries of Labor, Education, and Employment in Israel, South Africa, and Haiti to redesign skills training programs with the aim of reaching marginalized youth who could not access formal training systems. In China, Bangladesh and Zambia, YouthBuild teamed with the ImagineNations group to develop case studies on comprehensive, effective scaled systems of youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Technical services are supported through grants, contracts, and consulting fees. For more information including consulting rates contact us