BRIDGE INITIATIVE DRC empowers youth in urban and rural areas to go from no experience to decent work through volunteerism, professional training, and social entrepreneurship. BRIDGE is an online and physical platform run by youths to invest in youth potential. It aims at 'building bridges' between organizations and youths. It seeks to build pathways to employment for young women and men aged 18-24 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo through volunteerism, professional skill development and access to mentors and sponsors, as well as social entrepreneurship. Recognizing that volunteerism is an important component of any strategy aimed at youth empowerment, we will build long-lasting partnerships to engage youths in social and economic change through short-term projects, while enabling them to acquire new skills and experience that will increase their employability and facilitate their social inclusion.