Youth@worK has the humility to see things as they are, the courage to imagine how they could be and the tenacity to make that a reality
We envision youth to be equipped with the mindset and skills to take ownership and responsibility for their own future allowing them to live fulfilled and economically self-sustained lives in thriving communities in African
Year work Experience for Employable Empowered Youth
Youth@worK provides unemployed youth with a deeply supported and meaningful year of work experience in non-traditional worksites. We have extensive experience in placing youth into small business, community-based, social sector, and educational sector workspace opportunities. This exposes young people to the reward and value of delivering quality work within caring and youth oriented organisations.
Our placement model is continuously expanding into new sectors. Our current partnerships allow us to offer our well-structured and tracked youth management programs into the education, SMME, agriculture, transport, finance, science & research and IT sectors.
Since our inception in 2018, Youth@worK has placed more than 3000 youth into workplace opportunities. Our experience in varying sectors enabled us to seamlessly pivot our delivery model as well adapt to funder specific program requirements.
We have maintained consistent growth as an organisation allowing us to place increasing numbers of youth, whist maintaining a high quality of work experience and programme management. We achieve a 96% retention rate on youth placements and an average YES scorecard rating of 87%.
Youth@worK operates as an Opportunity Aggregator and Pathway Opener – creating a strong network of partnerships to facilitate youth’s access to and engagement with viable opportunities for work, growth and self-actualisation.
Our Research tells us that the Top 5 values held by young people are to:
Be financially secure
Continue to learn new skills
Maintain a positive attitude
Spend time with and contribute to family and friends
Understanding the youth demographic
Through our engagement with youth and their host employers, we are able to gather and interpret data regarding the youth demographic providing invaluable insight to influence innovation and change.
Lives Impacted By Visiting Our Website
3500 in the 2022 financial year
Thank you to schools/sites hosting YES youth - transferring skills, knowledge and expertise.
Youth Work Experience Journey
Learn new skills - Practise implementing them – Create your future employment
Both Youth and Host Employer inducted into programme to outline roles and responsibilities policies and procedures
For 12 months all roleplayers adhere to programme deliverables
Youth Empowerment Programme
Personal Development coupled with specific skills enhanced through experience creates pathways to employment
Youth selected according to funding requirements, skills, location and industry
Exit / Absorption Strategy
Market yourself for permanent employment or follow your vision to become self-employed
Develop your own Company or become a team player within organisations