YouthPower Learning Webinar
Supporting Young Women Through Demand-Driven and Agile Programming
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am ET
Registration to follow.
In order for women and girls to reach their full potential, it is imperative that they obtain the knowledge, skills and agency needed to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) believes that once youth, particularly young women and girls, have access to high-quality education, work readiness training, work experiences, and coaching and mentoring opportunities, they can transform themselves, their families, and their communities.
EDC’s programs support young women between the ages of 10 to 29 to develop personal agency, build healthy relationships, and learn work readiness and leadership skills that will enable them to thrive. In this webinar, we will present successful approaches of how our programs address three key themes in positive youth development programing that works for young women:
1. Demand driven interventions to empower young women
2. Approaches to break down barriers for vulnerable and marginalized populations
3. Effective strategies to facilitate meaningful youth engagement in the workforce and community
- Amy Deal is an Associate Project Director at EDC, providing technical and program management support to the South Africa School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity, the Accelerated Quality Education (AQE) for Liberia Children Activity and the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).
- Tania Tzelnic is an Associate Project Director at EDC, providing management and technical support to EDC youth and workforce development projects. She focuses on innovation and the digital economy, entrepreneurship, work-based learning, and development of local partner capacity to address their business needs.
- Nancy Chervin is a Youth and Workforce Advisor at EDC. She specializes in work readiness skills training, work-based learning, connecting education and training institutions with employers and preparing youth for the jobs of the future. She was recently based in Bangkok as the Training Manager for the USAID-LMI COMET project where she oversaw instructor professional development and work-based learning activities for the MekongSkills2Work Network in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and for other EDC youth programs.