Youth Have It Framework™
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SHOW?
The commonly held view is that young people are not ready for the workplace and do not have work experience – these are valid concerns
Common solutions often being implemented are to provide youth with technical and workplace readiness skills, and work experience, in the hope that this will address the issue
The theory is that young people will then get jobs and can learn the technical skills needed for those jobs during programmes designed specifically for workplace learning
Our research shows that the above theory does not hold and that we need to go deeper into the root cause issues of youth unemployment
OUR SOLUTION – FOUNDATIONAL FRAMEWORK
- To shape youth development policy, investment and future interventions, Lucha Lunako™ proposes a new holistic youth development and support framework
- This framework yields both an immediate benefit to the individual, but importantly, also influences and affects the individual’s long-term trajectory towards a successful and fulfilled life.
- The framework identifies three core constructs as imperative to the development process: I have it, You have it, Youth have it™, which translates into a development focus of "self", "others" and "work and broader life context". Within each of these constructs, we have the 5C model of indicators for Positive Youth Development (PYD), to enable us to categorise concepts, skills, and attributes for development.
The foundational development framework, in line with our key guiding principles, proposes a holistic development and support framework that can yield both an immediate benefit to the individual, but importantly, also influence and affect the individual’s long term trajectory towards a successful and fulfilled life.