This is an empowerment program for youths which helps them to build their capacity by being mentored by contemporary icons in the Nigerian society. The Youth program focuses on building the capacity of Youths by organizing different programs for Youths aged between 18-35 years. The impact our programs have had on the lives of these Youths cannot be overemphasized as they all come out with a different mindset about life at the end of the program.
This involves attaching Youths to Mentors for a period of four to five weeks. The mentors are usually icons in the society made up of men and women who have distinguished themselves in their fields. The Youth Mentoring Program was launched in April 2006 under the chairmanship of Mr Frank Nweke Jnr, former Minister of Information and over a 100 youths have benefited from the program.
NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION
The National Essay Competition is an offshoot of the One on One Mentoring. The objective is to involve more Youths in the mentoring process and getting the Youths to research on the value of mentoring in the lives of people and also make recommendations that can contribute towards National development. The National Essay Competition was launched in 2007 and so far over 400 Youths have participated in the National Essay Competition.
YOUTH MENTORING SEMINAR
This is an open call for Youths to participate in a one or two day mentoring seminar. They get the opportunity of being addressed by some icons in the Nigerian Society and to also ask questions on how they got to where they are today. The seminar has involved over 500 Youths from across Nigeria since it was launched in 2008.
CAREER EXPOSITION SEMINAR
The Career Exposition Seminar is an event involving a number of potential employers who gather for the purpose of providing valuable information to aspiring employees on the career opportunities in their sectors of coverage and their companies in general. It is an opportunity for the aspiring employees to learn about a range of possible jobs and to get a foot in the door of the sector of interest.
This program is a structured capacity building program designed for the purpose of building the capacity of Nigerian Youth in key developmental areas such as Entrepreneurship, ICT, Leadership, Mentoring, Project Management, Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy.
In our 2018-2020 strategic plans, we have set a target to coordinate online mentoring for 1,100 youth with a database of 50 mentors.
With your support, we know we can achieve this together.