Where We Work: Brazil

Having worked here with more than a dozen international donors since 2000, we established ourselves as an experienced and trusted partner for positive youth development, particularly youth employability, in Brazil. 

For example, through long-time local partner Instituto Aliança, we began what is now the Walmart Social Retail Training Program. Through initiatives such as entra21, New Employment Opportunities (NEO), and EquipYouth, we prepared young men and women—especially underserved youth—with critical in-demand job and life skills. To reach the most young people as effectively as possible, we’re focused on strengthening how our local partners serve youth: we build their capacity based on proven methods and best practices. In addition to the YouthActionNet® Laureate Global Fellows who hail from Brazil, the country also celebrates and supports youth social entrepreneurship through three YouthActionNet® national institutes. Brazil is among the countries studied in the inaugural Global Youth Wellbeing Index.