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.

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Open Society Voices

Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

November 21, 2014 by Hugh McLean

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 by Sarah Klaus, Liana Ghent 1

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014 by Nikos Deji Odubitan 18

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Open Society People

Deputy Country Director
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