BENEFITING: JAYCEES INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
The Global Youth Empowerment Fund is a new initiative to empower young people, ages 18 to 40, around the globe to impact their communities by investing in grassroots community projects. A partnership of JCI and the SDG Action Campaign, the Fund will offer grants and training to youth-led projects that advance the global development in local communities around the world using the framework of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Fund brings a strategic, holistic approach to these global challenges with strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluation with clear and measurable outcomes. The results of these projects will tell a story of global impact led by young people and supported by companies and organizations on the front lines of creating a sustainable future. A contribution to the Global Youth Empowerment Fund is an investment in a healthier tomorrow. Imagine the spark as individuals and communities are ignited with the ability to create impact, and young people learn to work together and take action to change the course of our future. The Global Youth Empowerment Fund taps into an often-forgotten renewable resource: the passion and energy of young people. Through global collaboration of civil society, multinational corporations, small businesses and governments, all sectors of society can unite to provide opportunities and guidance for young people to harness their enthusiasm to initiate waves of global change that ensure human dignity for all.