Digital Transformation of Youth aims to develop today’s emerging generation of leaders in Pakistan. These leadership programs were formed to serve the unique need of focusing youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-efficacy and the development of skills relevant to success in the workplace such as decision-making and working well with others.
An important aspect of youth development is leadership programming. Youth leadership programs focus on youth developing the following:
- the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out (including the ability to establish support networks in order to fully participate in community life and effect positive social change) and
- the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others and serve as a role model.
While youth development programs meet basic physical, developmental, and social needs, leadership programs seek to position youth as leaders in their community, to take positions of leadership in companies, organizations, and professional associations. Through youth leadership programs, young people gain the skills and knowledge to lead civic engagement, education reform, and community organizing activities.
We equip educators, employers, coaches, youth workers, and parents to understand and connect with this generation and offer resources to spark conversations and life-changing experiences with them.
We believe our hope for the future rests in how well we prepare our young. Students graduate loaded with talent and potential but remain unready for a career or ill-prepared to pursue their dreams because established leaders have not equipped them to lead the way into the future. At its core, we believe leadership is about solving problems and serving people.