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Education & Youth

Education & Youth

The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry.

Open Society Voices

Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 by Thomas Wilson 1

Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America

March 24, 2014 by Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster 1

A film about the educational journey of two African American boys becomes a tool for communities everywhere.

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 by Trine Petersen 1

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

Open Society People

Senior Advisor for Pakistan
Education Support Program
Director Education and Youth Development Program
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore
Campaign Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs