June 2016 Update

Generation has grown in many ways in the first part of 2016, expanding cities, programs, and the number of people we’ve served. Learn more below about what we’ve been up to—and meet some of the young people changing their lives.

Generation is a program of the McKinsey Social Initiative


When young people are connected to career paths, their lives are transformed — and this video shows how that’s true all around the world.

Meet Our Students
  • Guillermo from Spain

    “Within one week of graduation I was working.”

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  • Stanley from Kenya

    "Generation was the platform for me to move from one step to the next. It was a real boost for me.”

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  • Briana from the U.S.

    "Not only did the program help me develop my craft…but it helped me become the stronger, hard-working person I am today."

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  • Nazni from India

    “Generation has shown me a new way of life and made me able to make my own career.”

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  • Gabriela from Mexico

    “Generation gives you a chance to believe in yourself.”

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Our graduates in all five countries are on long-term career paths, with 90% of our graduates still employed 9 months into their jobs (and counting!).

  • India

    retention in month 1 of the job

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  • Kenya

    program graduates

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  • Mexico

    of supervisors want to hire more Generation graduates

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  • Spain

    placement rate upon graduation

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  • U.S.

    of grads ranked above average relative to their peers

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A look ahead

For Generation, 2016 will be a year of achieving scale.

Students reached

As of today, we’ve already reached approximately 3,700 young people, and we are on pace to surpass 10,000 students by year’s end, which—in just two years since our launch—would make us one of the largest global youth employment programs.

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Thank you to Our Funders
Founding funder

McKinsey & Company

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Founding funder

Walmart Foundation

CareerSource NorthEast Florida

Delaware Health and Social Services

Delaware Works

Fondo Social Europeo through EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial)

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College

Longwood Foundation

Sobrato Family Foundation

United Way of the Bay Area