Life Skills

The Next Normal: Youth Opportunity Ambassadors Reflect on Job Skills & Challenges

It’s no secret that the past year has been filled with unprecedented workplace challenges, as COVID-19 has caused employers and employees across a variety of industries to adapt to new circumstances. For young people who are recently entering the workforce, however, adjusting to new...

The Big Re-Think: Putting Youth Engagement at the Center of Digital Development

Over the past two years, IYF has transformed its in-person life skills curriculum into a multilingual, digital game-based work readiness course designed to be used by young people on their mobile phones. We call it Passport to...

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,...

New Via Program Website Shares Insights and Provides Valuable Resources for Impact

For IYF and partner Mastercard Foundation, learning has always been a critical aspect of the Via: Pathways to Work program. Recently, the program team launched a new website to share...

The Virtues of Going Virtual : How IYF Palestine is Reimagining Teacher Training

Learn how teacher training has gone virtual in response to COVID-19.

How an IYF Program Team in Mexico Learned and Innovated to Serve High School Students During COVID-19

Learn how an IYF program team innovated in response to the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. 

Want to Make an Impact? Support These Community-Based Organizations That Serve Black Youth

Meet our amazing community-based partners who support Black youth—not only in times of crisis, but always.

COVID Check-In: Youth Opportunity Ambassadors Share Their Perspectives During the Pandemic

Meet eight young people from Chicago and Washington, D.C. who share their experiences of life during COVID-19.

Self-Discovery and Skill Development for Success in Life and Work

Meet one of our amazing community-based partners who are equipping young people to succeed in school, work, and life. 

4 Recommendations to Move the Needle On Women's Economic Empowerment

What can development organizations do to advance women's economic empowerment?