Innovation Hubs to tackle Youth Inclusion challenges
THE YouthLAB HAVE 3 MISSIONS:
Recruit, train, accompany throughout their International Solidarity missions, professionals willing to contribute to Youth Inclusion.
Share and spread good practices ; build bridges between local inclusion stakeholders
Create and conduct training sessions on Youth Inclusion related topics
YouthLAB - NYC
Lab NY is located in the South Bronx, one of the five most disadvantaged districts in the United States, where half the inhabitants live in poverty. A first round table bringing together companies, associations and public authorities to discuss support for excluded Young New Yorkers during a pandemic resulted in increased connections within the inclusion ecosystem. The next events will strengthen the Lab’s role as facilitator, producing innovative solutions with local relevance. In the summer of 2021, Lab New York plans to integrate a social innovation hub, working closely with associations and social entrepreneurs who act for the economic and social development of the South Bronx. Inclusion training events and programs will be organized during this second semester. The search is underway for an American Catalyst to strengthen the team, meanwhile the incubation program is being launched and support is being provided for the first project leaders.
Senior Lawyer, Justice in Aging, Washington DC, United States.
Ex-coach in Tondo Life Project Center, Manila, Philippines.
“As an American and a lawyer for those living in extreme poverty, I have seen how young adults are excluded in this country. College is expensive, a lack of education prevents them from accessing decent jobs, and the cost of living in New York is causing them to go into deep debt. My coaching experience shows me that, like the Youth of this world, Americans will be successful if, together, we break down these barriers and create opportunities. The Lab project is an opportunity to bring together the unique pedagogy of LP4Y and young Americans with an entrepreneurial spirit! By mobilizing ecosystem actors, the Lab has the potential to boost the inclusion of young people and to emerge a new generation of Catalysts. "
YouthLAB - PARIS
In 2020, Paris Lab supported the Talent team by piloting projects for training volunteers and sending them into the field: digitizing training modules, organizing pre-departure training and support for returning volunteers. In partnership with the Outsiders association, a meeting was organized between LP4Y Youth from India and Young women from the Paris suburbs who are excluded from employment. In 2021, the Paris Lab will organize its first webinar jointly with the New York Lab, bringing together companies, associations and public authorities to discuss support for excluded Youth in Seine-Saint-Denis during a pandemic. Also in 2021, Lab Paris will be initiating regular events on the inclusion of Youth from Seine-Saint-Denis to create synergies between stakeholders and develop innovative solutions that will boost Youth integration at the local level.