Young people

The world gains considerably by investing in young people. But adults often fail to provide the resources they need to chart a healthy course to adulthood.

GreeneWorks is especially concerned with helping adolescents improve their sexual and reproductive health. Reducing the risks of unprotected sex and premature childbearing has a dramatic impact on young people’s prospects—positively affecting their education, earning potential, well-being, and the lives of their children. Our work emphasizes the active role young people can play in advocating for themselves and how to support them in shaping their own futures.

Selected collaborations, products and resources

Poor Health, Poor Women: How Reproductive Health Affects Poverty, a summary of this work, was published by the Woodrow Wilson Center.