PepsiCo, International Youth Foundation Launch Life Skills Initiative

PepsiCo, International Youth Foundation Launch Life Skills Initiative

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have announced the launch of a mobile-friendly online life-skills training course designed to help young people succeed in the workplace.

Developed with a $2.5 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation and launched in partnership with the International Youth Foundation, the Passport to Success Traveler program offers a mobile-first digital version of IYF's game-based curriculum, which already is being used in classrooms and workshops around the globe to build soft skills in areas such as creative and critical thinking, self-confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and communication. Designed for 16- to 24-year-olds, the eighteen-unit ten-hour curriculum features lessons on how to secure a job, manage one's finances, and master social-emotional skills, including conflict management and teamwork.

With a focus on young women, who often have limited access to vocational education and skills training, the PepsiCo Foundation and IYF will work with NGOs and public education organizations to help a million young women and girls around the world access the Passport to Success curriculum by 2025.

"At IYF, we know that whatever the future of work holds, young people — and especially young women — will guide its growth and trajectory for decades to come," said International Youth Foundation president and CEO Susan Reichle. "We also know diversity — and the innovation a diverse workforce engenders — will be essential to the success of organizations and corporations across sectors. That's why we created Passport to Success Traveler to help young women and men unlock their potential."

(Photo credit: Internationnal Youth Foundation)