About us

VeryLoudYouth is a social enterprise established in 2013. Our head office is in the District of Columbia, United States. We began our work in creative spaces where youth were free to express themselves through writing and reporting ‘loudly’ (hence the name). We have since broadened our mission to include developing skillful young leaders who will increase access to quality education and enrich communities.

Our mission is to expand the social and economic development of talented youth through mentoring and advocacy, starting in Nigeria.

Why Nigeria?

It is no secret that millions of Nigerian graduates struggle to find jobs year after year.

The irony of Nigeria’s situation is, it is not difficult to find highly educated youth. 20 percent of the nation’s 15 million unemployed youth are graduates of tertiary institutions.Partly to blame, is that youth primarily target jobs considered prestigious — positions in government, engineering, and the like. Unfortunately, the coveted jobs are limited and many young graduates remain unemployed and underemployed.

Our Goals

Increase access to quality education

We partner with schools to deliver community-based projects that advance learning.

Increase access to quality education

We partner with schools to deliver community-based projects that advance learning.

Spur sustained investment in youth development

We equip young artists and writers to engage citizens and policy makers, describing the needs of the communities they lives in.

Spur sustained investment in youth development

We equip young artists and writers to engage citizens and policy makers, describing the needs of the communities they lives in.

Increase skill and earning potential of youth

We position qualifying youth to earn income through experiential learning projects that promote education, justice and collaboration.

Increase skill and earning potential of youth

We position qualifying youth to earn income through experiential learning projects that promote education, justice and collaboration.

Our Programs

The creative and cultural industries are avenues that not only build social cohesion and positive values, but also serve to create economic advancement. Our programs recruit and inspire talented young leaders by fostering intercultural, intellectual, peer-to-peer collaboration.

The Craft and Books program is a literacy initiative for school age children where mentors combine culture, literature, and technology to engage young learners in their own development.

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School Skits empowers and challenges schools, teachers and students to create and stage creative arts projects that address community needs for a prize.

FLY Fellows brings together adult mentors to engage participating youth starting at an annual leadership summit. The ensuing fellowship positions qualifying youth to develop practical skills by leading community projects that promote justice, learning and collaboration.

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