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A crucial part of the design process is learning from the work of others. Exploring what has worked in the past can help us identify best practices, build on existing successes and forge new solutions going forward.

A crucial part of the design process is learning from the work of others. Exploring what has worked in the past can help us identify best practices, build on existing successes and forge new solutions going forward.
  • Can you think of model programs, organizations or approaches that might serve as inspiration? 
  • What are some examples in which  businesses, governments, educational institutions, foundations and/or young people have created new pathways for youth employment, whether on their own or by working together?

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The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged communities trying to enter into creative industries or further their formal education. The Toronto-based school now has a new home in Chicago

The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged communities trying to enter into creative industries or further their formal education. The Toronto-based school now has a new home in Chicago

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It's going to be a lot of work for society to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Transitioning to green energy means job creation. In communities around the country it's already happening on a small scale — imagine how many millions of job

It's going to be a lot of work for society to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Transitioning to green energy means job creation. In communities around the country it's already happening on a small scale — imagine how many millions of job

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In recent years Ontario has been plagued by a 15 per cent youth unemployment rate. This year the  government showcased programs that have given job opportunities to 20,000 young people over the past year.

The flagship program in the Youth Job Stra

In recent years Ontario has been plagued by a 15 per cent youth unemployment rate. This year the government showcased programs that have given job opportunities to 20,000 young people over the past year. The flagship program in the Youth Job Stra

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With agriculture as one of the most dominant economic drivers in Kenya, Joseph Macharia set up "Mkulima Young" ("Young Farmer" in Swahili) to build and nurture a growing movement of young Kenyan farmers online. 

The Facebook page currently has 33,

With agriculture as one of the most dominant economic drivers in Kenya, Joseph Macharia set up "Mkulima Young" ("Young Farmer" in Swahili) to build and nurture a growing movement of young Kenyan farmers online. The Facebook page currently has 33,

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Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

What if we could be inspired by this

Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. What if we could be inspired by this

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By re-focusing childhood education on project & practice-based learning, students are better equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the working world. Students don't need more memorization of facts, but need to practice learning in an environme

By re-focusing childhood education on project & practice-based learning, students are better equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the working world. Students don't need more memorization of facts, but need to practice learning in an environme

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AIESEC is a global leadership organisation.  It is run by a global network of young people who create and deliver leadership and exchange programmes for other young people.   

AIESEC's leadership programmes enable young people to build skills that

AIESEC is a global leadership organisation. It is run by a global network of young people who create and deliver leadership and exchange programmes for other young people. AIESEC's leadership programmes enable young people to build skills that

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National Entrepreneurship Network is an organization that I have really benefited from. 

The nonprofit National Entrepreneurship Network was established in 2003 with a mission to create and support high-growth entrepreneurs, driving job-creation a

National Entrepreneurship Network is an organization that I have really benefited from. The nonprofit National Entrepreneurship Network was established in 2003 with a mission to create and support high-growth entrepreneurs, driving job-creation a

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Successful Interventions in youth internationally have mostly been comprehensive programmes. These programmes will include some combination of job and life skill development, employment services, apprenticeships and entrepreneurial support. 
Harambe

Successful Interventions in youth internationally have mostly been comprehensive programmes. These programmes will include some combination of job and life skill development, employment services, apprenticeships and entrepreneurial support. Harambe

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In "Youth Initiated Mentoring" (YIM), "youth recruit their own mentors from their personal networks rather than have a mentor assigned through the agency...The YIM technique was proven effective in a study...Mentees voiced positive feedback for their

In "Youth Initiated Mentoring" (YIM), "youth recruit their own mentors from their personal networks rather than have a mentor assigned through the agency...The YIM technique was proven effective in a study...Mentees voiced positive feedback for their

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I believe that given the opportunity young people will want to better themselves and their social situation.  

One of the most inspiring talks that I have seen was from Sugata Mitra: The Child-driven education.  

They placed technology in poor

I believe that given the opportunity young people will want to better themselves and their social situation. One of the most inspiring talks that I have seen was from Sugata Mitra: The Child-driven education. They placed technology in poor

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The perceptions and myths regarding the rural markets are being shattered today with the emergence of a new breed of rural youth & consumers – with urban levels of access to information, hungry talent looking for opportunities, entrepreneurial spirit

The perceptions and myths regarding the rural markets are being shattered today with the emergence of a new breed of rural youth & consumers – with urban levels of access to information, hungry talent looking for opportunities, entrepreneurial spirit

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