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The 3L Framework

YouthBuild International Network partners use the 3L Framework, a common program framework to guide the adaptation and implementation of YouthBuild programs and interventions.

This framework includes design elements to facilitate outreach, intake and orientation of young people ages 16-26, who are out of formal work and training and are disconnected from economic opportunities. Young people proceed from orientation into a full-time program which is designed to advance developmental outcomes focused on livelihoods, learning, and leadership.

YBI Livelihoods

 Network partners: 

  • Provide employability and technical skills training to prepare young people for jobs and self-employment in high demand/growth market sectors.
  • Advance participants’ livelihoods through partnerships with local, national and global employers – who provide livelihood coaching; guide training content; and provide diverse placement opportunities for graduates.
  • Place and support graduates in quality livelihoods that include:
    • Formal sector internships, workplace-based skills training, and jobs;
    • Social and economic enterprises;
    • Formal education and further technical training.

YBI Learning

Network partners: 

  • Enroll opportunity youth who have left the formal school system before earning the secondary diploma.
  • Map learning instruction and practice to the requirements of national secondary school requirements; provide pathways for students to earn this diploma.
  • Align school/center culture, curricula, teacher training, instructional practices and assessment tools to respond to student learning strengths and challenges.
  • Link school/center practice and student preparation to market informed social and economic livelihood opportunities; and engaged citizenship.
  • Position individual school/center practice, and collective network results to drive systems change in state, national, and global education and training systems.

YBI Leadership

 Network partners: 

  • Provide opportunities for young people to serve in their local communities and nations, while advancing their livelihood aspirations.
  • Build inspiring, accessible and relevant channels for youth leadership and decision making at the program, community, national and international levels.
  • Prepare young people to build and rebuild community infrastructure, including in post-disaster contexts.
  • Support country-based networks of graduates who work with their peers to sustain livelihood gains, and to guide investments in youth training and education.
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Program Culture

 

The 3L Framework is implemented within the context of a strong and coherent YouthBuild Program Culture where young people experience:

 

  • High standards for progress and achievement;
  • Love and respect — of individuals, and their past, present and future aspirations;
  • A call to be accountable for their own actions and to the success of their peers and overall health of the program community;
  • A call to leadership and service;
  • A diverse community of peers and staff who strive to support equitable access for all young people to YouthBuild resources, and to pathways for full human development.