We are a global agency for youth-led change. We derive our strength from being clear where:
Young people lead our work
Restless Development works with young people
Restless Development works on behalf of young people
Our Approach draws from years of expertise, synthesising a holistic approach to youth-leadership across the agency. Where other agencies fail by only incorporating young people in some of the areas below, we succeed in holistically empowering young people across our agency.
Youth Leadership Development: We will continue to hire on potential, committing to over 1000 young people taking up roles and formal training as Restless Development staff and Associates
Youth Partnerships: We will empower young people to lead our Restless Model, committing to creating 20,000 new opportunities for Young Leaders to mobilise 2.5 million young changemakers.
Youth-Driven Action: We will partner with 500 youth-led organisations and movements as part of our new strategy and the Youth Collective.
Youth Voice: A global Youth Team will play a central role in ensuring the Voice of young people is central in all elements of our work, strategy and performance via our Dynamic Accountability approach.
Youth Governance: A minimum of 20 young people will serve on our boards globally every year (2 per hub) in addition to broader governance engagement via our Dynamic Accountability approach.