For nearly 90 years, Children International has developed a high-impact methodology that equips children and youth with the skills and knowledge to create lasting change in their lives. We’ve also observed that helping young people secure and maintain long-term, sustainable employment is the key to breaking poverty’s vicious cycle.
Into Employment® is our signature workforce development program, from which young people emerge skilled, employed and able to lift their families — and communities — out of the cycle of poverty. Join us in turning potential into possible.
73 million youth could not find sustainable and meaningful work in 2022 — 6 million more than pre-pandemic levels.
More than 1 in 5 young people are not currently employed, being educated or in any formal training program.
Prolonged school closures put 24 million learners — from pre-primary to university levels — at risk of not returning to school.
The United Nations SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. Goal 8 aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
Into Employment provides access to education, training, personal development and job opportunities that help create a more sustainable future. To prepare our youth for this future, we teach 21st-century life skills and deliver career coaching and job placement that is relevant to each local workforce in partnerships with more than 100 employers within young people‘s communities. We offer scholarships for university, technical training and certificates, access to STEM and upskilling curriculum.
Children International works in areas of dense poverty. Our children and youth are the most vulnerable due to devastating physical, emotional and financial challenges. The global pandemic escalated the conditions within these communities, and since stable employment is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, the need for Into Employment is greater than ever.
By supporting our Into Employment Program, you have the opportunity to transform the lives of the next generation. Together, we can deliver stability, purpose and the promise of a better future for young people, their families and their communities.