The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is the flagship event of Making Cents International’s Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network). Throughout the year, the YEO Network implements activities designed to facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, and action among the full range of stakeholders working to expand youth economic opportunities (YEO). Through its annual Summit, the YouthEconomicOpportunities.org learning hub, and year-round targeted meetings and virtual learning events, the YEO Network offers a unique platform to:
Since 2007, the YEO Network has offered a year-round space to explore the latest in knowledge and practice, connect with peers, forge new partnerships, and identify future priorities.
The YEO Network provides a platform to launch new initiatives and measure progress, disseminate findings, and stay up to date with the latest in YEO topics and trends to improve our impact.
Over 38,000 implementers, educators, researchers, donors, policymakers, and young leaders engage in YEO Network activities each year.
Annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
Since 2007, Making Cents has convened the annual Global Youth
Economic Opportunities Summit Summit (GYEO). Today, the Summit is
the leading event of its kind in North America, and a truly global
convening that brings together more than 550 leading stakeholders
from 60+ countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate.
Online Learning Hub:
Our online learning hub offers curated, credible, demand-driven content
for youth economic opportunities. The hub tracks the latest resources,
events, and announcements from the youth economic opportunities
community. Stakeholders are invited to contribute to and benefit from
the site’s resources.
Virtual Engagement: "Apply It" Webinars
Making Cents organizes the “Apply It” Webinar Series to provide global
YEO Network stakeholders with concrete tools, discussions, and new
knowledge that they can apply to their work.
In-Person Collaboration: Convening of Leading Global Companies
Since 2010, Making Cents has convened leading global companies
committed to advancing economic opportunities for young people.
These gatherings enable companies to share best practices, build on
lessons learned, and create sustained relationships of trust and effective
collaboration that positively impact youth employment.
520 + attendees
225 + organizations
64 countries represented
59 + sessions
27,220 + unique users
24,501 + newsletter subscribers
183 + Countries accessed resources
5 countries represented
2 resources shared
102 countries represented
YEO Network Activites
For thirteen years, our Youth Economic Opportunities Network (YEO Network) has contributed to the capacity of youth development stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate high-impact youth economic opportunity programs, policies, and partnerships.
2018 YEO Network Results
"Youth Economic Opportunities Network 2018 Report " offers results of our learning initiatives that highlight the latest tools and methodologies, facilitate impactful collaboration, and generate new partnerships.