Soft skills, also referred to as life skills, socio-emotional skills, etc., are a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well to others, and perform well. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded a series of studies on soft for positive youth development (PYD) that focuses on identifying the most important soft skills for key youth outcomes — including youth success in the workforce and youth violence prevention and reproductive health (RH) — analyzing instruments to measure those skills, and providing guidance on how to help adolescents and young adults build these key skills. This user-friendly website provides an introduction to soft skills and guidance for implementing soft skills interventions.

Source: YouthPower

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