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Team United State

We area small group of young professionals passionate about making a difference in our country and committed to addressing global challenges. We generously volunteer our time to support PEP Africa’s mission. We work remotely, providing a cost-effective solution delivery model across our focus areas.

We oversee the utilization of donations, audit and control the organization’s financial records and policies, and ensure transparency and accountability to our supporters. Our team comprises a Country Lead (COL), Social Development (SoDET) Trainer, Program Administrator and Finance Officer (PAFO), Project Officer (PRO), Community Improvement Officer (CIO), Communications and Knowledge Manager (COMKnoM), and Youth Engagement Officer (YEO).

We present a life-changing opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of youths while experiencing human development and spirit. We are not only contributing to the mission of PEP Africa but also have the chance to advance our careers.

The Problems

Youth Unemployment and Underemployment**: Despite overall economic growth, youth unemployment and underemployment rates in the United States remain high. Many young Americans struggle to find stable and well-paying jobs, leading to financial insecurity and delayed entry into the workforce. Factors such as automation, globalization, and shifts in the job market contribute to this challenge, particularly for those without advanced education or specific skills.

Access to Education and Student Debt**: While access to education is a fundamental principle in the United States, rising tuition costs and student debt have become significant barriers for many young people. The increasing cost of higher education and the burden of student loans can limit access to higher education and delay other life milestones, such as homeownership and starting a family. This issue disproportionately affects low-income and minority youth.

Mental Health Crisis**: Mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, are prevalent among American youth. Factors such as academic pressure, social media usage, economic stress, and exposure to trauma contribute to the mental health crisis. However, access to mental health services and resources is often limited, particularly for marginalized communities. Stigma surrounding mental illness can also prevent young people from seeking help when needed.

Addressing these key issues requires comprehensive strategies and investments in education, job training, mental health services, and social support systems. Additionally, addressing systemic inequities and promoting policies that foster economic opportunity and social inclusion are crucial for improving outcomes for youth in the United States.

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