A message to our Global YEO Community:

The coronavirus pandemic and a renewed focus on addressing inequality globally reemphasized the importance of our work to advance social and economic opportunity for all young people. The crisis also demonstrated how our collective efforts must adapt and accelerate to better serve youth and our community as we rebuild from the pandemic. Over the past year we embarked on consultations with young people, practitioners, private companies, funders, and other thought leaders to help guide us on the creation of a new strategy and approach for the Global Youth Economic Opportunity (GYEO) Summit and Youth Economic Opportunities (YEO) Network. These consultations resulted in a new direction that we are excited to share with you.

Learn more about the new YEO 2030 strategy

About GYEO


The annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit convenes more than 500 technical experts from 60+ countries committed to advancing the social and economic well-being of young people. Our network includes changemakers, innovators, and leading technical experts committed to increasing the impact, scale, and sustainability of youth economic opportunities programming, policies, and partnerships around the globe. Join us. 

2020 GYEO Virtual Summit

The GYEO Summit held May through October 2020 convened seven virtual sessions with live break-outs, technical content sharing, and trainings focusing on lessons learned through the previous eight months and looked to the road ahead for youth economic opportunities. Together with the youth development community, we explored critical program and policy investments in young people’s social and economic inclusion as we adapt and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19.

2020 GYEO Summit Sponsors

Summit sponsors enjoy high-level exposure to a global audience of more than 500 stakeholders from 60+ countries, including funders, leading global companies, policymakers, youth leaders, implementers, educators, and researchers. Learn more how you can support the Summit.

GYEO 2020 Leader

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GYEO Breakout & Summit Partner Sponsors


Youth Voices Sponsor

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2019 GYEO Summit Sponsors