Striving Towards a Better Future- Employability training
Striving Towards a Better Future is an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to equip marginalized young adults, between the ages of 18 and 35 located in Israel’s social and geographic peripheries, with the motivation, confidence, and skills they need to succeed in Israeli society by integrating them into the workforce. The program aims to break the cycle of poverty and underachievement by increasing chances for upward mobility and financial independence. The model was developed to provide a multi-faceted rather than a linear, one-dimensional approach, recognizing the many issues these young people face. The program piloted in a small community on the outskirts of Haifa. The pilot’s evaluation demonstrated an 85% success rate of integration into the workforce upon completion of the program and 80% retention after one year.