No issue exists that affects society that does not impact youth. - Hassanatu and Hussainatu Blake, Founders, Focal Point Global
Youth face pressing global challenges such as HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, and high levels of unemployment everyday. Therefore, youth must be educated and empowered to be apart of creating the solutions.
Focal Point Global (FPG) is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate and empower the world’s youth to address social issues and create social change. We connect youth from different countries using low cost online tools to discuss and learn about a critical issue facing their communities. We then match youth with local organizations to complete projects to combat that issue.
Dedicated to providing youth (ages 12-19) with the global exposure necessary to examine and tackle global issues in 21st century, we seek to foster global partnerships – through global education and youth engagement – to create the next generation of leaders, who will bring about social change in their own communities.
Since 2010, Focal Point Global has implemented youth projects – US-Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Education Initiative and US-Cameroon Child Trafficking Awareness Project – reaching nearly 50 youth from underserved communities in the US, Cameroon, and Namibia. FPG will continue to collaborate with local organizations, agencies, schools, and donors to transform communities by educating and empowering youth to bring about social change.