YouthCan! is a global partnership that supports young people at SOS Children’s Villages to successfully manage the transition from school to independent adulthood.
The risk of labour market and social exclusion is especially high for young people at risk of losing parental care or who have already lost it. They lack support networks and positive role models, skills training and work experience. Young people, who grow up without the care of their families, often leave the care system ill-equipped to compete effectively on the labour market. Many of them are unemployed, pursue precarious employment conditions, and are exposed to a high risk of poverty.
The initiative is developed for young people between 15-25 years of age who are currently participating in SOS programmes. When possible, young people from local communities and other child care organisations will also be offered the opportunity to join the initiative.