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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 after-school groups where students 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?

Nigeria, the West African nation of 180 million people is indeed rich in resources and human capital. But nearly 60 percent of youth in the labor force are unemployed.

The irony of Nigeria’s situation is: It is not difficult to find highly educated youth. Many have Masters and PhDs. Despite the high number of graduates however, 12 million youth will not find jobs. Partly to blame (along with corruption) is that Nigerians 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 skill and earning potential of youth

Our annual FLY summit brings together adult mentors to engage young participants. The summit provides talented youth with opportunities to engage policy makers, connect with mentors and learn the skills to start their own ventures.

Increase skill and earning potential of youth

Our annual FLY summit brings together adult mentors to engage young participants. The summit provides talented youth with opportunities to engage policy makers, connect with mentors and learn the skills to start their own ventures.

Improve access to quality education

Through our FLY Fellows, we partner with schools to deliver community-based initiatives that advance education and lifestyles . Our programs promote justice, leadership and collaboration while enhancing the economic development of youth.

Improve access to quality education

Through our FLY Fellows, we partner with schools to deliver community-based initiatives that advance education and lifestyles . Our programs promote justice, leadership and collaboration while enhancing the economic development of youth.

Spur sustained investment in youth development

Advocacy provides the opportunity to change mindsets. We equip young artists, writers and so on, to engage citizens and policy makers. Our School Skits program empowers secondary students to develop media products that describe the needs of the communities they live in.

Spur sustained investment in youth development

Advocacy provides the opportunity to change mindsets. We equip young artists, writers and so on, to engage citizens and policy makers. Our School Skits program empowers secondary students to develop media products that describe the needs of the communities they live in.