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In Honduras, young people sometimes find it is difficult to be hired, as employers discriminate against former gang members, citizens with ties to gangs, and even people living in communities with known gang activity. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros project is working with the private sector in Honduras to break these stereotypes and ensure that the project equips young people with the skills that the labor market needs.
Employment opportunities for youth in Honduras are few and far between, especially in the country’s high crime “hot spots.” Banyan Global is implementing the five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Empleando Futuros (Employing the Future) project that targets at-risk youth in the country, providing job training and placement through a comprehensive and inclusive multi-pronged approach.
On Sept. 27, 2016, the second YouthPower Annual Learning Network meeting occurred in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only gathering included a panel of Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative alumni and provided an opportunity to learn about major innovations from YouthPower indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity members that have broad applicability.