Application Criteria for NGOs 

The process of selection and placement of youth is carried out (October-December) after the application and evaluation process of the NGOs ((July-September) to be cooperated within the scope of the program. Youth who participated in the program started their jobs in January 2018.

NGO Application Criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years of program impact
  • NGOs must be working in areas of public benefit (education, health, environment, social-economic development, disadvantaged groups such as youth, women, children and persons with disabilities, refugees)
  • At least 7 fulltime staff and 300.000 USD annual budget
  • Clear description of job position and how they will contribute to the professional development of participant


First Chance 2018 NGO applications were made between 17 July -11 August 2017.

240 hour First Chance Academy support per participant in 2018

NGO Applications 17 July- 11 August
Assessment of NGO Applications 14 August- 4 September
Notification of Evaluation Results 5 September
NGO Meeting 19 September
Youth Applications 2 October - 3 November
Candidate Application Evaluation November
Online Interviews
Job-Fit Inventory
Face-to-Face Interviews and Identification of Participants The second week of December
Notification of Election Results and Implementation of NGO Participatory Business Proposals The third week of December
Orientation Program The last week of December
Start of Fulltime Job (For 12 months) 2 January 2018