Youth Innovation

changes the world

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), is a nonprofit international organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS), to promote social and economic development of young people around the world.

Business Skills

YABT programs have a positive impact on all aspects of young people’s lives

Since its creation, it has bolstered

+100 000

Young people

in 75


While building entrepreneurial capacity and innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges, the YABT's community of young leaders advances the global goals and strengthens youth-led initiatives for sustainable development.

News and Announcements

  • TIC Americas Finals 2021 begin!

    The Virtual Finals of the XVI edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) opened today, Tuesday, June 22, and will continue until next Friday, June 25, 2021.

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • TIC Americas 2021 Finalists evaluations begin

    With the start of the evaluation process, the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) has officially started activities for the 2021 TIC Americas Finals

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • YABT and FUNDAMELHER formalize strategic alliance

    The YABT and the Melher Foundation signed a letter of intent where they agree to work together for the empowerment of youth entrepreneurship in the region, reinforcing the commitment of both entities with the social, economic and environmental development of El Salvador

    Washington DC USA
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Partnerships and Alliances

YABT works with companies in different sectors, multilateral organizations, OAS Member States and Observers, youth networks and other global actors to create investment programs and initiatives that support young people, preparing them for the future of business.
Inter-American Foundation
Summits of the Americas Secretariat
Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco