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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

In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 by Hugh McLean 2

In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 by Sebastian Krueger 6

Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014 by Nell Bernstein 10

A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

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

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