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