Founder’s Story

Founded in 2007, YouthAssets is the creation of Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Sly. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, Jennifer realized that youth can be active participants in their own care. Later, through her work at Honeywell, she discovered that technology is often under-utilized by those who can benefit from it the most.

YouthAssets combines these basic tenets in its mission to facilitate the use of technology for knowledge exchange to empower youth-headed households in Southern Africa so they have access to resources and can make informed choices about their future.