With more than 60% of its population under the age of 25, sub-Saharan Africa is already the world’s youngest region today – and, by 2030, will be home to more than one-quarter of the world’s under-25 population. As this young population, the best-educated and globally connected the continent has ever had, enters the world of work, the region has a demographic opportunity. PAC brings dedicated role models to provide first-hand insights on leadership, life skills, business, and technology support young dreamers and entrepreneurs develop their ambitions.
Africa’s real potential lies in its youth who are brimming with ideas and ready to embrace the coming technical revolution. Today there are fewer barriers than before and with the technologies that are available to most, young people have amazing tools to succeed.
Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050. If properly harnessed, this increase in the working age population could support increased productivity and stronger, more inclusive economic development across the continent.
Youth Mentorship Program
PAC offers its members an opportunity to make a long-lasting, positive difference in the lives of marginalized youth and families. As a mentor with PAC, you are making a strong, collective statement about how much and how many people believe in the development of vibrant communities and empowerment of African youth.
Mentors play an essential role in the empowerment of our youth and must demonstrate passion for our vision and their role as a mentor, dedication, and commitment to our youth. Above all, our mentors must:
Be serious about their commitment to youth development
Be patient, respectful, and committed to learning and diversity
Be willing to step out of their comfort zones in a supportive environment
Possess a desire to make a difference in someone’s life
Enjoy working with youth and newcomer communities in a supportive team environment
As PAC grows, so does our need for mentors. We continue to recruit mentors from all sectors to support the organization on an ongoing basis and allow them to see how their time and contribution will make a difference in the lives of so many youth.
Youth Community Development
Through the Council’s sister organizations and patronage, we mobilize resources for effective community development, grassroots leadership and coalition building.
Since 2012, PAC has turned donor gifts and grants into life-changing programs across the Diaspora from the Caribbean, United States to Brazil and Colombia. We leverage education, sports and the development of social skills to empower marginalized youth in Diaspora communities throughout the Americas.
By combining the power of learning and mentorship, we are helping thousands of children and youth, recognize their abilities and realize their dreams. Our initiatives focus on the following measured areas of impact in supporting marginalized youth: access to quality educational support and mentorship for life skills, development of social and leadership skills and contribution to building peaceful and vibrant communities.