Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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

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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...

What Do International Youth Day and IYF's New Podcast Have in Common?

Officially, International Youth Day was born on December 17, 1999, when the U.N. General Assembly endorsed a recommendation which was made on August 12, 1998, by the first assembly of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth.

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Here’s the Scoop on IYF’s Summer 2022 Interns!

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During the school year, I attend Bowie State University, where I study Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism. During Spring Semester 2022, I took an internship...

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...

Learning From 28 Young Leaders What It Takes to Partner for Impact

(Daniela Retamales, GYRF Awardee and founder of Fundación Prótesis 3D and Maria Elisa Muñoz YouthActionNet Fellow and founder of D’Cuero.)

At IYF, we know from experience the value of...

4 e-Learning Design Practices for Reaching More Young People

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The United Nations started World Youth Skills Day (July 15) in 2014 to celebrate and emphasize “the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.” This year, as communities...

How Safe Spaces (and Ping-Pong) are Good for Your Mental Health

Sam C. (middle) and other students during a PTS lesson at Stratford High School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Especially since the pandemic, the world can be a stressful place. According to recent findings,...

What to Know About Supporting Pathways for Women in Male-Dominated Industries

As part of High Gear, a four-year project led by the International Youth Foundation focused on advancing South Africa’s public Technical, Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) college system, in-depth interviews were conducted with young women pursuing or employed in engineering careers,...

Alternative Schools: Equipping Young People to Unlock Their Potential in Puerto Rico

Rossana G. Emmanuelli, PTS facilitator at National Talent Academy in Bayamon, delivers a PTS lesson on preparing resumes and writing cover letters.

Puerto Rico, my place of birth, is known for its colorful streets, rich traditions, natural wonders, flavorful food, and rhythmic...

How Women Everywhere Are Saving the World and Shaping the Future

Of course, the history of women and our contributions to all aspects of society are worthy of year-round, everyday recognition. Still, Women’s History Month (WHM) is a time I look forward to every year. My favorite day of WHM is March 8—International Women’s Day (IWD)—which I came to appreciate...