We're tapping into the natural potential of young people – empowering them to use their creativity and innovation to have a positive impact in their communities.
Starbucks believes the power of young people will change the world for the better.
At Starbucks, we continually look for innovative ways to help our communities thrive. We believe one of the most important ways for communities to come alive is through youth involvement and Starbucks has invested in youth initiatives globally.
In the Middle East and North Africa region, Starbucks has partnered with local and international organisations to develop programmes that help nurture and inspire youth to engage, lead and create positive solutions for the challenges they see in their local communities.
Jordan - BADIR
In 2012, Starbucks and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) launched BADIR, a three-year programme for young social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Jordan. BADIR is providing 45 young Jordanians, divided into two cohorts of fellows, with training and financial support to strengthen and scale up their existing social change projects. By equipping these young people with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their communities, BADIR is in turn benefiting thousands of Jordanians all over the Kingdom.
Lebanon - Green Leadership Academy
In Lebanon, Starbucks has partnered with the Association for Forests Development and Conservation (AFDC) to create a pioneer program entitled the "AFDC - Starbucks Green Leadership Academy" (GLA), which aims to help develop tomorrow's environmental ambassadors. The GLA programme includes environmental leadership training, access to key government experts and officials and support in driving local community awareness and environmental projects.