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Mentorship, Social Justice, and Paying It Forward: A Conversation With YO Ambassador Yessica

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Yessica Pineda values mentorship because of the positive impact it's had on her life.

“One of the biggest challenges for me initially going into college was being a first-generation student. As much as my parents wanted to help me, there were barriers. I was...

Meet the Fall YO Ambassadors and YO Global Youth Council

What do a high school senior from Nevada, a McDonald’s Guest Experience Leader from Jordan, and a recently graduated business student from Singapore have in common? They’re hard-working young people who are part of the most recent cohort of the Youth Opportunity initiative.

Since 2018,...

Celebrate Juneteenth on the Day, But Appreciate Black History Every Day

As I've gotten older, my desire for knowledge and truth has certainly increased. It is only in recent years that I've become more familiar with the historicity of Juneteenth and the significance of this...

Hope For a Better Tomorrow: How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are Confronting Discrimination

In the past year, the United States and countries around the world have had multiple reckonings with widespread discrimination. The need for social justice is not new, but the sense of urgency is arguably historic. We’ve watched as millions of protestors stood up for Black lives, we’ve used #...