Employment Education

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...

Don't Just Tell Girls They Can Do Anything—Show Them How to Break Barriers

En Español

As a girl, I grew up in a home where I was told that I could be and do anything. Now, as a young professional in the...

Skills for Success: Matefetse's Story

A Creative Challenge Lets Students in Panama Practice Skills While Helping Communities

Recently, more than 80 young women and men in Coclé, Panama were set to graduate from a vocational-technical school where they’d been preparing for careers in fields like mechanics, electronics, construction, and commerce. In pre-Covid times, they...

How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are 'Showing up' to Make an Impact in Their Communities

On a Wednesday evening in August, members of the Youth Opportunity (YO) network gathered to close out the Spring 2021 YO Ambassadors Program. During the closing event, participants and staff...

How Skills Training in Zimbabwe Creates Economic Opportunity and Inspires Hope

Blessing Ncube, a sixteen-year-old Pathways participant from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on the general wellbeing of communities. Apart from the immediate impact on health,...

Black Brilliance: Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well.

In a moment of...

Say Hello to Concierge: A New Course Preparing Young People for a Future in Hospitality

On International Youth Day 2021, IYF is excited to announce the launch of Passport to Success Concierge (PTS-C)—a brand new, free, online version of our award-winning life skills training course that’s designed...

En Trayecto (On the Journey)

EN TRAYECTO is a program aimed at young people in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico that offers technical training to chart a new path for a better quality of life. In this video we invite you to learn a little about the program and meet some of our participants.