IYF Blog - Posts by Kelsea Johnson


Reflecting, Learning, and Celebrating: How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are Recognizing Latinx Heritage Month

The Latin culture is a rich ingredient in the melting pot that is the United States. Latinx Heritage Month, sometimes known as Hispanic Heritage...

Honoring International Youth Day, YO Ambassadors Amplify the Issues They Care About Most

(Photo by Wylly Suhendra, Unsplash)

Since 1965, the United Nations has made a concentrated effort to promote youth development. What began as the Declaration on the Promotion Among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding Between Peoples evolved into the...

Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort of Youth Opportunity Ambassadors

As Fall approaches, the Youth Opportunity (YO) program is transitioning from one cohort to another. Thanks to International Youth Foundation programming, YO Ambassadors like Vianey Delgado are leaving the program well-equipped to...

Mentorship, Social Justice, and Paying It Forward: A Conversation With YO Ambassador Yessica

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Yessica Pineda values mentorship because of the positive impact it's had on her life.

“One of the biggest challenges for me initially going into college was being a first-generation student. As much as my parents wanted to help me, there were barriers. I was...