PMIEF's New Partnerships Help Youth Build Life Skills


24 April 2020

Published inPM for Social Good

Topics Youth

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For thirty years, the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) has been committed to helping youth build life skills – such as communication, collaboration and community – through project management. Since we narrowed our strategic focus in 2019, the foundation has dedicated it’s efforts to focusing on partnerships with youth-serving nonprofits that share the same sentiment. We’re proud to announce our first three partners – F1 in SchoolsTM, Special Olympics International and Junior Achievement Africa

"Nonprofits are increasingly expected to deliver societal value by readying youth to meet global demands," said Jeannette Barr, Executive Director of PMIEF. "Our partnerships provide organizations fiscal support, educational resources and access to volunteer expert project managers so they can better prepare their program participants to lead happy, productive lives and more effectively deliver against their stated mission."

PMIEF’s partnerships help prepare youth to better pursue their academic and professional goals by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for 21st century success. By partnering with these powerful nonprofits we grow our reach, increase our impact and are able to use project management as a tool to help the next generation of global leaders excel in life, at school and in the workforce. 

“We’re delighted to welcome PMIEF as a partner of F1 in SchoolsTM, and look forward to a long and successful relationship," said Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman F1 in SchoolsTM. "Project management is fundamental in our challenge as the students have limited time and resources for taking their F1 in SchoolsTM entry from concept to reality, and I’m sure that PMIEF will be able to assist our students with this process. The scope of the partnership allows us to extend the learning and training to F1 in SchoolsTM staff and our in-country coordinators (ICCs), who deliver the program internationally, and I am sure there will be enormous benefit to both individuals and F1 in SchoolsTM to have this opportunity."

We know learning a project management skill set is critical for youth at an early age, later equipping them to helping them succeed in life no matter the path they choose and Power the Project EconomyTM. We’re thrilled to see what the future holds and how PMIEF can continue to leverage it’s partnerships for the greater good. 

Read the full press release here to learn more about PMIEF’s partners and click here to learn more about Our Partners and how you can make a difference.



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