The Youth Cafe is inviting you to attend a virtual conference hosted by USAID next week at the Zero Project Conference on Employing and Empowering Youth with Disabilities. This USAID-moderated session focuses on specific interventions for increasing employability skills, empowerment, and equity for youth with disabilities. It draws on experiences of global actors working with youth-led and youth-serving organizations, particularly organizations of persons with disabilities, to foster employment for youth with disabilities in low resource settings.
The session will feature Youth Excel, a global program that empowers youth to use implementation research to strengthen development solutions, and USAID partners from Indonesia, Nicaragua, and Rwanda. Themes will address positive youth development, fostering intentional learning culture, surfacing power differentials, work readiness, entrepreneurship, peer leadership, and connecting youth to work-based learning experiences.