YouthPower Action supports USAID's goal of strengthening youth programming across all country contexts and sectors. Activities that increase youth engagement and youth voice are infused throughout YouthPower Action. Through this project, USAID is advancing the goal laid out in USAID’s Youth in Development policy which seeks to improve the capacities and enable the aspirations of youth so that they can contribute to and benefit from more stable, democratic, and prosperous communities and nations.
YouthPower Action strives to...
Increase opportunities and services available to youth:
Young people will be able to access youth-friendly services in youth-friendly spaces located within their communities.
Improve quality of services offered to youth:
Services will acknowledge the unique needs of young people and leverage their talents and ambitions.
Engage youth in policy making and development activities:
Youth are involved in all stages of development to ensure quality programming. Through these opportunities, young people build decision-making, teamwork and leadership skills to solve community problems.
The project is jointly funded by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment; and USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance
YouthPower Action is led by FHI 360 in collaboration with its partners Management Systems International, Restless Development, Aga Khan Development Network, Marie Stopes International, TechnoServe, BBC Media Action, Inveneo, INJAZ Al-Arab, the Trust for the Americas, Youth Business International, IRH Georgetown, Stepping Stones International, NCBA CLUSA, and World University Services Canada. Small business partners include: Block by Block, Connexus, Duggleby and Associates, International Media Solutions, and LTG Associates.