Enter Jovem Brazil
Sponsored by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by AIR in collaboration with its Brazilian partners, Enter Jovem (“Enter Youth”) has been working since October 2003 in Bahia, Pernambuco and Cearáto to train and insert disadvantaged youth between 14 and 21 years into the formal job market. Almost 4,200 youth have successfully completed the core training module, and 1,000 have joined the market as interns, apprentices, business people, or employees. Approximately 250 companies, predominantly in the retail trade, restaurant, and service industries, hire program youth. The program has also created a network of more than 30 community-based civil society organizations working to promote youth development and empowerment in Brazil.