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Announcing Youth Employment Challenge Winning Concepts

In our Youth Employment Challenge, we collaboratively tackled an important and timely global question: How can we equip young people with the skills, information and opportunities to succeed in the world of work?


Sponsors of the OpenIDEO Youth Employment Challenge Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive of Barclays & Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation

In our explorative Inspiration phase, our community learned about the issues and shared our own experiences of transitioning into the workforce. Then, in Concepting and Refinement, we worked together to design and refine solutions to help young people thrive in the workforce. In all, we identified 20 shortlisted concepts that our community then reviewed in Evaluation.

Taking all of your comments, applause and evaluations into account, our challenge's Expert Panel met this week in London to review our shortlist and choose Winning Concepts. In this session we considered our shortlist with an especially keen eye toward real-world implementation, both on the part of our sponsors and our community. For those of you on Twitter, you can see a recap of the conversation by searching our challenge hashtag #oi_work. Clearly it was a spirited and heated conversation!


The panel & judging facilitators discuss the shortlisted concepts of OpenIDEO Youth Employment Challenge

And now, we're thrilled to announce this challenge's 6 Winning Concepts!

While we offer our congratulations to our 6 winners, we also want to celebrate the efforts of everyone who participated in this collaborative effort. As always, winning ideas on OpenIDEO are never created in isolation; instead, they are truly a reflection of the comments, builds, refinements and feedback that each of you has contributed over the course of the challenge. If you're curious to see how these Winning Concepts were informed by our community's efforts, check out this challenge's Collaboration Map.

So with that, head over to our Winning Concepts phase to cheer on the final 6 – and to celebrate our efforts to design better, together!

OpenIDEO Youth Employment Challenge judging panel, in the order in which they are seen here: Ella Weston (Co-Founder of Tech Girls in the UK), Rajeeb Dey (CEO, Enternships.com & Co-Founder of Startup Britain), Antony Jenkins (Chief Executive of Barclays), Will Hutton (Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation), Naomi Timperley (Director of Enterprise Lab) & Kate Robertson (Co-Founder of One Young World & UK group Chairman of Euro RSCG Worldwide.) 

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Fei Xin

April 17, 2014, 04:09AM
Congratulations to winners of the challenge ! It is a good opportunity for youth employment.

chang liu

April 02, 2014, 18:00PM
congratulations~!~!

Sasha Charlemagne

October 01, 2012, 22:33PM
Congrats to all winners of this challenge!

Some truly deserving young people around the world are going to be winning some remarkable opportunities to get clearer paths.

Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!

I look forward to seeing these ideas touch New York City and its 1.1 million public school students.

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