IYF Blog - Posts in ciudad juarez


How Two Youth Mentors in Mexico Found Their Callings

With every new place I visit, I find a new and stimulating team of young professionals who will be trained as youth-to-youth facilitators, mentors, and counselors. And with every new team, the same faces come to my mind: the young people that started it all, back in 2011 in Ciudad Juarez.

Employers in Mexico Rally to Hire Youth At Risk

In Cuidad Juarez, young people trained through an IYF/USAID initiative are transforming employers’ views of what out-of-school youth can achieve.

A Young Woman & Her Hometown Triumph Together

In many ways, 21-year-old Miriam and her hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are finding their footing together after challenging setbacks. While the embattled city has contended with gang violence, unemployment, and drug trafficking in recent years, conditions are...

Reaffirming the Commitment to Empower Mexico’s Young People

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) today reaffirmed their joint commitment to address the needs and aspirations of young people in Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana through a forum, entitled Building a Community...