Leadership

Young people are so...entitled.

Young people from all over the world talk about the world to which they are entitled and share how they aren't waiting for it to be handed to them; rather, they are creating it for themselves, and all of us.

Meet IYF's New Logo

IYF's ​new logo represents our commitment to being a connector and convener in the international development space because real, lasting change can't be achieved alone.

IYF's Younger Team Members Share Insights on International Youth Day 2020

For International Youth Day 2020, IYF's CEO (Susan Reichle) reached out to IYF's younger team members around the world to ask for their perspectives and opinions on a host of timely issues. 

Global Youth Resiliency Fund Supports Young People Tackling Toughest Challenges of 21st Century

"We hope the fund will...help young people find a seat at the table." Learn more from Peter Laugharn, President & CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, about why the foundation felt it important to support IYF's Global Youth Resiliency Fund.

30 Years of IYF

It's been three decades since our work at the International Youth Foundation began. On our 30th anniversary, our partners and founders reflect back on our work so far—and look forward to all that is yet to come.

How the Biden Administration Can Scale Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement at USAID

As the Biden administration takes office, the United States—and the world—has started to emerge from a year marked by unprecedented turmoil including a global pandemic, unrest sparked by social injustice, rising global unemployment, and an ever-worsening climate crisis. Under new leadership, the...

Co-Creating for Impact: Five Steps to More Responsive Youth Programming

Learn 5 steps for ensuring that young people's perspectives inform the services and programs designed to meet their needs. 

What the Insurrection Says About Why Investing in Young People Has Never Been More Critical

Last night’s insurrection in our nation’s capital was shocking, though sadly not surprising as there were warning signs for years. Democracy is the grand American experiment, and yesterday its leaders and institutions were tested like never before. Indelible damage was done but just before 4am,...

Building a Strong, Sustainable Future Requires a Foundation of Dialogue, Empathy and Inclusion

Learn three recommendations for how to support young people to drive change in the 21st century.

Six Tips From Ambassador Trint: Advocating for Yourself at School & Work

Speaking up for yourself and the things that are important to you and asking for what you want and need is easier said than done. Oftentimes, people—especially young people—find it difficult to advocate for themselves within the workplace and school settings. They may worry about overstepping...