Connecting Youth to Skills, Ideas, and Opportunities

 
 
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CAREER advice and mentorship

Find your next job with the help of one of the leading youth empowerment organizations, get career advice from industry experts, and get individual access to our resources for job seekers. Whether you are a recent graduate or interested in career transitioning .

Work with an expert to write a great CV

Work one-on-one with a qualified writer to create a CV that can make your job applications stand out to recruiters

Be matched with a mentor

Connect with one of our trusted and available mentors through regular meet-ups and calls following a defined mentorship program.

 
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Drag and drop soft skills

The Youth Cafe features a series of skills-building trainings, which aim to expand youth’s experience with 21st-century skills and approaches through intensive, hands-on sessions led by leaders and innovators in diverse fields.

Seminars focus on enhancing youth’s technical skills, relevant no matter which professional track or technical sector they are in, and embrace a blended learning approach that combined substantive presentation and information sharing with participatory components. Facilitators share tools that participants can access anywhere, which they can bring back to their homes to share with colleagues and incorporate into their individual or institutional approaches where relevant.

The courses include data visualization, communication, design thinking, job search, adaptive project management, marketing, pitch deck, art of public speaking, understanding storytelling, critical thinking, personal value proposition, among others.

 
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Access to funds

Access to funds and lack of diversification of funding sources are significant challenges to continued professional and organizational growth, as previous Fellows have consistently shared. Strategic and specific grant-writing helps align identified organizational needs and clients/beneficiaries with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. Through hands-on activities, this workshop will offer a guide to the technical details of grant-writing. The workshop will also outline the stages of grant-writing and highlight grant-writing best practices. Participants will be provided a Resource Directory, Funding for Community Development Projects in Africa, compiled by Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa.