Driven by the knowledge that too many young people face barriers to employment and success, IYF and McDonald’s Corporation have joined forces under the Youth Opportunity initiative. This partnership is working to equip young men and women with the skills to secure a first job and to position them for career advancement. Youth Opportunity utilizes IYF’s Passport to Success® (PTS) curriculum to reach youth participants with life skills such as teamwork and responsibility, which employers across sectors require but struggle to find. IYF and McDonald’s are implementing this initiative in Chicago and the Washington, D.C. area where trusted community-based organizations pair relevant skills training programs with a specialized version of PTS.