The Article 26 Backpack™ empowers young people to plan and structure their higher education, training and career pathways. With the Backpack, they can tell their stories of achievement, accomplishments and ambition.
At its core, it provides them with a way to safely store and share with universities, scholarship agencies, and even employers their educational background, employment history, professional achievements and goals. The Backpack builds pathways of connection and inclusion for all, especially refugee and at-risk young people.
At the moment, the Backpack is for people 18 and over, with a high school diploma or baccalaureate, whose education has been affected by war, conflict or economic conditions. Someday, the Backpack will be available to all people.
Backpack users — Backpackers — should have an email address and access to the internet. Backpackers sign-up for Backpacks during events held at local universities and community centers with the assistance of counselors and guides. Learn more about the Backpack by reading the web comic "Hope is good. A plan is better: The Article 26 Backpack".