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 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.

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 inspire talented young leaders by fostering intercultural, intellectual, peer-to-peer collaboration.

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