This International Youth Day, Scotiabank is proud of its employees that make a difference in the lives of young people every day. We believe this is an investment in the long-term security, stability and growth of our communities. Our goal is to help ensure that young people have the necessary services, support and opportunities they need to thrive.
There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world; the largest youth population ever. However, 24 million of them are out of school because of political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation. This Sunday, 12th August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.
Children International Youth Take Part in the United Nations’ International Youth Day Campaign to Promote Civic Engagement and Participation of Youth in Politics and Public Life
Kansas City, Mo., August 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Youth civic engagement activities and programs are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for youth around the world to take part in these civic engagement activities, leaving one of the world’s greatest resources untapped. And, as a result, both youth and society miss out on the potential benefits.
Children International Provides Services Focused on Helping Children and Youth Become Healthy, Educated and Self-Reliant Adults, and Maintaining Good Mental Health Is an Important Component
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental health disorder, and about three-fourths of that population live in developing countries with little or no access to treatment1. The United Nations has chosen the theme “Youth and Mental Health” for this year’s International Youth Day, which will be recognized on August 12.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 12, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Children International's 2013 Youth Report is available beginning today, International Youth Day. The report explains how Children International's youth programs, with community centers at the core, measurably change outcomes for impoverished youth. The majority of the world's 1.7 billion young people ages 10 to 24 live in developing countries – many in extreme poverty where they routinely confront threats to their personal safety and progress.