IYF Blog

IYF Stands for Dismantling Systemic Racism, Starting with Us

Over the past year at IYF, as the issue of systemic racism became front page news and decolonizing development was debated across the international development community, IYF looked internally to determine whether we have been silently complicit. We found that we have, and we’re committed to...

IYF Stands By, For, and With Young People Everywhere

Turning 30 is often a milestone in an individual’s life—the big three-O. In the positive youth development space, 30 is sometimes regarded as the transition point where a person is no longer considered young. The same might also be said of organizations.

So, in 2019—with IYF’s 30th...

Five Ways to Combat Stereotypes and Advance Gender Equity in TVET Systems

Unfortunately, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) suffers from negative and inaccurate misperceptions across the globe. Palestinian TVET expert...

The Next Normal: Youth Opportunity Ambassadors Reflect on Job Skills & Challenges

It’s no secret that the past year has been filled with unprecedented workplace challenges, as COVID-19 has caused employers and employees across a variety of industries to adapt to new circumstances. For young people who are recently entering the workforce, however, adjusting to new...

Say it Loud: Black Pride is Mental Health

Learn how young Black people can be a powerful first line of defense for mental wellness in their communities.