We believe in the power of youth to change their lives, communities and our world, and that every young person should be provided with the necessary skills, opportunities, and confidence to do so.
Creating Economic Opportunities
Investing in social entrepreneurship and workforce readiness.
Creating economic opportunities and pathways for young people is important in addressing the increasing wealth disparities and various obstacles facing young people entering the workforce. Globally, more than 67 million youth who want or are available to work are unemployed, and 145 million young workers live in poverty. People who are unemployed as young adults often earn lower wages for many years due to forgone work experience and missed opportunities to develop skills.
Providing young people with the skills needed for rewarding jobs and pathways into the workforce is a powerful way to help change their circumstances in the short and long term.
When young people have the opportunity to create businesses and generate income for themselves in a legal and safe way, they also stimulate their local economies by creating jobs and building stronger communities and cultural identities.
Red Nose Day supports programs that address job creation, job training and community investments for teens and young adults, and equip young people with the skills to design, launch and sustain businesses and social enterprises to generate income and drive social change.
Youth Leadership Development
Building confidence, civic engagement and leadership skills.
There is a significant global history and proven track record that supporting the power of youth leads to lasting social change.
Leadership programs channel youth energy in a positive way by helping them develop and strengthen leadership skills, learn how to solve community problems they know best, and become civically engaged -- uplifting critical perspectives from their communities, helping to forge innovative solutions to pressing challenges, and putting them in the driver’s seat to create a lasting impact. Youth who participate in leadership development programs become role models for their peers and younger generations. The programs we support help young leaders advance sustainable, lasting social change using innovative strategies combining civic and peer engagement, grantmaking, and advocacy.
Red Nose Day support programs provide youth with the skills and opportunities to help them become the next generation of leaders, advocates and change makers.