Today, children and youth aged 24 years and below make up nearly 40 percent of the world’s population, 85 percent of whom live in developing countries. Some of the challenges facing these youth are: inequitable provision of service and employment, social-political exclusion, and human rights violations. The marginalization of youth in this context carries enormous negative implications for the global future as it causes a sense of disenfranchisement and lack of upward mobility, which can lead to national and regional conflicts.
JUMP! partners with local NGOs to implement entrepreneurial programs where youths receive social impact workshops, attend conferences to design Impact Projects for their communities, and receive seed funding and mentorship to make their projects come true. In doing so, JUMP! contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by enabling local communities to find solutions to their challenges.